I wasn't very familiar with statistics and probability before this class, but I thought the proof and descriptions of the poissonization process from Prob 140 linked here (https://bit.ly/2VH1XTO) are very helpful to organically understand, from the bottom up, why these values are the way they are.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisson_distribution wikipedia also provides a good overview of the Poisson distribution, from its mean to CDF to entropy. It also mentions an example of the Poisson distribution being the number of photons hitting a defector in a particular time interval, which is consistent what we mentioned in the previous slide

I wasn't very familiar with statistics and probability before this class, but I thought the proof and descriptions of the poissonization process from Prob 140 linked here (https://bit.ly/2VH1XTO) are very helpful to organically understand, from the bottom up, why these values are the way they are.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisson_distribution wikipedia also provides a good overview of the Poisson distribution, from its mean to CDF to entropy. It also mentions an example of the Poisson distribution being the number of photons hitting a defector in a particular time interval, which is consistent what we mentioned in the previous slide