The Binomial, Poisson, and Normal Distributions

  • John B. Thomas
Part of the Springer Texts in Electrical Engineering book series (STELE)


In this chapter we consider in some detail the binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. Although the binomial distribution has its own applications, part of its importance lies in the fact that both the Poisson and normal distributions can be derived as limiting cases.


Characteristic Function Binomial Distribution Moment Generate Function Normal Random Variable Bernoulli Trial 
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© Dowden & Culver Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Thomas
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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