ERIC Number: EJ447777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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A Portrait of Poisson: A Fish out of Water Who Found His Calling.
Geller, B.; Bruk, Y.
Quantum, v1 n4 p21-25 Mar-Apr 1991
Presents a brief historical sketch of the life and work of one of the founders of modern mathematical physics. Discusses three problem-solving applications of the Poisson distribution with examples from elementary probability theory. Provides background on two of his noteworthy results from the physics of oscillations and the deformation of rigid bodies. (JJK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
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Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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