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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]]. 