Poisson Approximation

Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS, volume 0)


In the past few years, mathematicians have developed a powerful technique known as the Chen-Stein method for approximating the distribution of a sum of weakly dependent Bernoulli random variables [11, 18, 187]. In contrast to many asymptotic methods, this approximation carries with it explicit error bounds.


Coupling Method Somatic Cell Hybrid Neighborhood Method White Ball Bernoulli Random Variable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Biomathematics, Human Genetics, and StatisticsUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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