Suppose I have a huge (effectively infinite) population of widgets. The number of widgets that are broken is given by a random variable $X$, whose probability generating function is $p(z) = E(z^X)$.
Now suppose I look at a proportion $\theta$ ($0 \le \theta \le 1$) of the population. Let $Y$ be the random variable of the number of broken widgets in this proportion. Then it is easily shown that the probability generating function for $Y$ is $p(1-\theta(1-z))$.
What is a book that contains this fact so that I can reference it?