Specific Discrete Distributions

  • Byron P. Roe


We have now developed the tools to derive some of the standard 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 Negative Binomial Distribution Multinomial Distribution Bernoulli Trial 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Randall Laboratory of PhysicsAnn ArborUSA

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