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August 25th, 2011, 08:31 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2007 Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Binomial Distribution
Hi, I have been given an assignment on binomial distribution. I am trying to find out the applications of binomial distribution in computer science and other field. I am unable to find it. Can someone guide me regarding this ? Thanks in advance. 
August 25th, 2011, 08:41 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Binomial Distribution
The binomial distribution looks at small events that, individually, might or might not happen, but that don't influence each other. You can't think of anything like that in computers? Cache misses, hash collisions, etc. You should be able to find dozens.

August 25th, 2011, 11:03 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2007 Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Re: Binomial Distribution
Thanks for your reply. I do have some knowledge abt cache. There r three levels of cache. L1,L2,L3. The computer looks for frequently accessed data first in L1, then L2 and lastly L3. Can u please explain more about how binomial distribution can be used in cache misses. ?

August 26th, 2011, 05:57 AM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Binomial Distribution
How many are there in, say, one second?

August 26th, 2011, 11:46 PM  #5 
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Could you please elaborate ?


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