Chapter 4. Discrete Distributions

  1. Venkatarama Krishnan Professor

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471998303.ch4

Probability and Random Processes

Probability and Random Processes

How to Cite

Krishnan, V. (2006) Discrete Distributions, in Probability and Random Processes, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471998303.ch4

Author Information

  1. Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Survival Guides in Engineering and Science

Book Series Editors:

  1. Emmanuel Desurvire

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471703549

Online ISBN: 9780471998303



  • Bernoulli trials;
  • negative binomial or Pascal distribution;
  • Gaussian, Poisson, binomial distribution


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bernoulli Trials

  • Binomial Distribution

  • Multinomial Distribution

  • Geometric Distribution

  • Negative Binomial Distribution

  • Hypergeometric Distribution

  • Poisson Distribution

  • Logarithmic Distribution

  • Summary of Discrete Distributions