Its probability density function is
for x > 0 and 0 elsewhere. is known as the rate parameter.
The exponential distribution is a continuous analogue of the geometric distribution. It describes many common situations, such as the size of raindrops measured over many rainstorms , or the time between page requests to Wikipedia .
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|||Peyton Z. Peebles Jr., “Probability, Random Variables and Random Signal Principles”, 4th ed, 2001, p. 57.|
|||“Poisson Process”, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisson_process|