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Earthquakes and the Poisson Distribution

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This RWLO could be applied in introductory statistics courses. Specifically, this RWLO meets the following general education and specific course competencies: The student will

  • Interact cooperatively with others using both verbal and nonverbal means.
  • Demonstrate information processing through basic computer skills.
  • Make connections in learning across the disciplines and draw logical conclusions.
  • Use mathematics to organize, analyze, and synthesize data.
  • Solve problems including discrete and continuous probability distributions using statistical methods.
  • Calculate and apply measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion.
  • Apply the basic principles of probability.
  • Identify discrete probability distributions and calculate means, variances, and standard deviations for them.