Physics307L F07:Schedule/Week 12 agenda/Poisson
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Poisson Distribution
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Is the limit of the bionomial distribution when probability of success goes to zero, number of trials goes to infinity, and p*n = lambda
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For a given collection of data, thought to be Poisson distributed, the maximum likelihood fit is
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where x_i are the counts recorded in each trial, and N is the number of trials
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Example: decay of radioactive sample
Poisson Distribution
Is the limit of the bionomial distribution when probability of success goes to zero, number of trials goes to infinity, and p*n = lambda
For a given collection of data, thought to be Poisson distributed, the maximum likelihood fit is
where x_i are the counts recorded in each trial, and N is the number of trials
Example: decay of radioactive sample
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