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comment Expected maximum of a sequence of i.i.d. Poissons
@user159813 No problem! It's a useful fact.
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comment Expected maximum of a sequence of i.i.d. Poissons
@user159813 Yes. The proof is easy (and is left as an exercise at the end of the blog post you linked to).
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comment Expected maximum of a sequence of i.i.d. Poissons
@user159813 For an integer-valued random variable, $\sum_{t=0}^{\infty} \mathrm{Pr}(X > t)= \mathbb E X$.
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comment Expected maximum of a sequence of i.i.d. Poissons
The expectation does tend to infinity, but I'm interested in its asymptotic growth. For instance, does it grow as $\Theta(\lg n)$, $\Theta(\lg \lg n)$, etc.?
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Terrific resource, thanks!
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My apologies, the angle should be $\angle EDB$. Fixed.
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