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Why does particle emission follow a poisson?
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marc.morcos said:Why does particle emission follow a poisson?
Thanks in advance
marc.morcos said:thanks a lot, sorry about the lack of detail, i was trying to type it before my laptop battery died... what i meant was what ben said. i was looking for the derivation in specific.
The Poisson distribution is used because it is a probability distribution that is commonly used to model the number of events that occur within a specific time interval or space. In the case of particle emission, the occurrence of particles follows a random and independent process, making the Poisson distribution a suitable model.
The Poisson distribution relates to particle emission by predicting the probability of a certain number of particles being emitted within a specific time interval or space. It allows scientists to understand the expected number of particles that will be emitted and the likelihood of observing a particular number of particles.
The shape of the Poisson distribution for particle emission is influenced by two main factors: the average rate of particle emission and the size of the time interval or space being observed. As the average rate of emission increases, the distribution becomes more spread out and skewed to the right. Similarly, a larger time interval or space will result in a wider and flatter distribution.
No, the Poisson distribution may not always be the best fit for all types of particle emission. It assumes that the emission process is random and independent, which may not always be the case. Other factors such as interactions between particles or external influences may need to be considered when choosing a distribution to model particle emission.
The Poisson distribution can be used to make predictions about particle emission by calculating the probability of observing a certain number of particles within a given time interval or space. This information can then be used to estimate the expected number of particles that will be emitted, as well as the likelihood of observing a specific number of particles.