Technical Prerequisites

  • Shelemyahu Zacks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2203)


Poisson processes are Markov jump processes, having jumps of equal (deterministic) size. Without loss of generality, we assume that the jump size is d = 1. We give here a constructive definition of the Poisson process, based on its properties. For the postulates on which it is derived, see Kao (1997, ch. 2) or Resnick (2005, ch. 4).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelemyahu Zacks
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  1. 1.Binghamton UniversityBinghamtonUSA

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