1.17 Poisson or Not? (When does a random variable have a Poisson distribution?)

A not-too-technical look at the conditions required for a random variable to have a Poisson distribution. It can be difficult to determine whether a random variable actually has a Poisson distribution, so here I look at a few examples and some visual illustrations that may help. There are no probability calculations carried out in this video. I assume that the viewer has already been introduced to the Poisson distribution, but I do a brief review at the start.

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