• Chapter 1 – The Poisson Distribution

     

    When students have completed this lesson they should be able to:

    • Calculate probabilities for the Poisson Distribution
    • Understand the relevance of the Poisson Distribution to the distribution of random events and use the Poisson Distribution as a model
    • Use the result that the mean and variance of the Poisson Distribution are equal
    • Use the Poisson Distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution where appropriate
    • Use the Normal distribution, with a continuity correction, as an approximation to the Poisson Distribution where appropriate