ERIC Number: ED218082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Poisson Random Process. Applications of Probability Theory to Operations Research. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Unit 340.
Wilde, Carroll O.
The Poisson probability distribution is seen to provide a mathematical model from which useful information can be obtained in practical applications. The distribution and some situations to which it applies are studied, and ways to find answers to practical questions are noted. The unit includes exercises and a model exam, and provides answers to both. Appendices cover basic probability concepts and derivation of Erlang's formula. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.