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# S2 Poisson distribution watch

1. What does it mean that events must occur 'singly' .......can you give an example? I just don't really get it

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2. (Original post by anoymous1111)
What does it mean that events must occur 'singly' .......can you give an example? I just don't really get it

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And why does it say 'singly in space or time'

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3. (Original post by anoymous1111)
What does it mean that events must occur 'singly' .......can you give an example? I just don't really get it

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It means that its not mutually exclusive with another event. By this I mean that if event X happens, its occurence will not influence future X from occurring again.
4. Ooooh ok thank you! And why does space or time come into it?

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5. (Original post by anoymous1111)
Ooooh ok thank you! And why does space or time come into it?

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I'm bad at explaining, in terms of space-time, an event is a unique position at a unique time. In order to use Poisson, the events have to be independent from each other (each events do not affect the outcome of future events), thus they need to occupy a different position in time.
6. (Original post by kkboyk)
I'm bad at explaining, in terms of space-time, an event is a unique position at a unique time. In order to use Poisson, the events have to be independent from each other (each events do not affect the outcome of future events), thus they need to occupy a different position in time.
Poor explanation from a poor man with a poor explanation

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7. (Original post by Proxenus)
Poor explanation from a poor man with a poor explanation

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You need some spanking for being naughty
8. (Original post by kkboyk)
You need some spanking for being naughty
Lolllllllll

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9. (Original post by kkboyk)
I'm bad at explaining, in terms of space-time, an event is a unique position at a unique time. In order to use Poisson, the events have to be independent from each other (each events do not affect the outcome of future events), thus they need to occupy a different position in time.
That does make sense thank you!

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