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The Poisson Distribution

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This RWLO could be applied in the following courses: Introductory Statistics, Finite Mathematics, Quantitative Literacy and other courses where the binomial distribution is discussed. Specifically, this RWLO meets the following course competencies:

  • Recognize random variables
  • Perform calculations using probability distributions
  • Analysis of a Poisson process
  • Use of a computer, the Internet, and statistical software
  • Modeling to predict probabilities