Why Poisson? Why Exponential?

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L.Z.
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Abstract

“过去十年一涝,未来十年不涝的概率是?”

Answer: 36.8%

Though Poisson & Exponential are commonly used, few people understand why.

This note exlpains why we use these two distribution.

Why Poisson? Why Exponential?