Tag: interarrival time

Poisson distribution puzzle
I asked this on math.stackexchange but have yet to get an answer, so will try here too… In their monograph “Queues“, Cox and Smith state (paraphrased – this is p5): In interval (t,t+Δt) the probability of no arrivals in a completely random process is 1−αΔt+o(Δt), for one arrival αΔt+o(Δt) and for more than one arrival o(Δt) where α is the mean rate of arrival. I cannot […]