Saturday, August 13, 2011

Poisson process

Poisson means fish in French.
Fish like water.
Water drops falling in a puddle in the rain are like a two-dimensional Poisson process.

That's why the process is called "Poisson".

And that's why watching the rain falling is a way of learning mathematics.

1 comment:

  1. What do you call a vine that branches with probability about epsilon in any section of length epsilon?

    (Poisson ivy)


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