Applied mathematics deals with the quantitative description of phenomena. A formulation in mathematical terms is called a “mathematical model” of a phenomenon. Thus a parabola models a thrown stone, an ellipse, the orbit of a planet. It is an axiom of science that measurements made under identical conditions will give identical results, and therefore if the conditions under which the phenomenon is observed are fixed, the mathematical model is determined. Measurements of length, temperature, and voltage are typical deterministic experiments.
KeywordsProbability Distribution Sample Point Poisson Distribution Sample Space Negative Binomial Distribution
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