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 \times 1 = 24$.  ​ \times 1 = 24$.  ​
  
-**BEFORE GOING FURTHER: ​ You will need an introduction to the Poisson probability distribution function Po$(\Lambda)$. ​ NOTE:  To avoid confusion with the symbol $\lambda$ used later in this lab manual for the "​absorption coefficient",​ we use upper-case $\Lambda$ for the mean of the Poisson distribution. ​ The videos, mentioned next use lower-case $\lambda $ for this mean.  Please try to avoid the possible confusion. ​ We use  +**BEFORE GOING FURTHER: ​ You will need an introduction to the Poisson probability distribution function Po$(\Lambda)$. ​ NOTE:  To avoid confusion with the symbol $\lambda$ used later in this lab manual for the "​absorption coefficient",​ we use upper-case $\Lambda$ for the mean of the Poisson distribution. ​ The videos, mentioned next use lower-case $\lambda $ for this mean.  Please try to avoid the possible confusion. ​ We use upper-case $\Lambda $ for the mean.**
-upper-case $\Lambda $ for the mean.**+
  
 The easiest way to do this is to watch a series of two //YouTube// videos called //​Statistics:​ Poisson Distribution - Introduction.// ​ In these videos the distribution is symbolized by Po$(\Lambda)$. The easiest way to do this is to watch a series of two //YouTube// videos called //​Statistics:​ Poisson Distribution - Introduction.// ​ In these videos the distribution is symbolized by Po$(\Lambda)$.
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 If you decide after viewing these videos that you would like to have a copy of the //Poisson Cumulative Distribution tables// mentioned in the second video, you can find them at [[http://​sbhepnt.physics.sunysb.edu/​~rijssenbeek/​CumulativePoissonTable.pdf|this active link]].  ​ If you decide after viewing these videos that you would like to have a copy of the //Poisson Cumulative Distribution tables// mentioned in the second video, you can find them at [[http://​sbhepnt.physics.sunysb.edu/​~rijssenbeek/​CumulativePoissonTable.pdf|this active link]].  ​
  
-In this lab rather than using programs built in to the webpage, as was done in previous labs, you will use an Excel spreadsheet that you may download from [[http://​www.ic.sunysb.edu/​Class/​phy122pk/​labs/​Phy124Fall2011Lab9spreadsheet.xls|here]].+In this lab rather than using programs built in to the webpage, as was done in previous labs, you will use an Excel spreadsheet that you may download from [[http://​www.ic.sunysb.edu/​Class/​phy122pk/​labs/​Phy124Fall2011Lab9spreadsheet.xls|this active link]].
  
 **CAUTION: A spreadsheet you may find on the desktop of the lab computer may be obsolete. ​ Unless your lab TA specifically tells you otherwise, it's safer to use the one you download from the link in the previous paragraph.** You will enter your data into that spreadsheet and carry out the calculations there. ​ **CAUTION: A spreadsheet you may find on the desktop of the lab computer may be obsolete. ​ Unless your lab TA specifically tells you otherwise, it's safer to use the one you download from the link in the previous paragraph.** You will enter your data into that spreadsheet and carry out the calculations there. ​
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 There is **no** other worksheet that you need to print out for this lab. There is **no** other worksheet that you need to print out for this lab.
  
-If you need the .pdf version of these instructions you can get it  [[http://​www.ic.sunysb.edu/​Class/​phy122pk/​labs/​pdfs/​phy124s13raddecaylab10.pdf|here]], **but the pdf version will not have active links to the web sites**.  ​+If you need the .pdf version of these instructions you can get it  [[http://​www.ic.sunysb.edu/​Class/​phy122pk/​labs/​pdfs/​phy124s13raddecaylab10.pdf|this active link]], **but the pdf version will not have active links to the web sites**.  ​
  
 ===== Video (Make sure you watch it before lab.  It's VERY helpful!) ===== ===== Video (Make sure you watch it before lab.  It's VERY helpful!) =====
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