Specific Discrete Distributions

  • Byron P. Roe
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (UTCP)


We have now developed the tools to derive some of the standard one one-dimensional discrete probability distributions. In this chapter, we will examine the binomial distribution and its limit, the Poisson distribution, which are two of the most common distributions we run across in applications.


Poisson Distribution Binomial Distribution Output Pulse Negative Binomial Distribution Multinomial Distribution 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Randall LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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