origin of the term "poissor"
|i have wondered about the origin of the "poissor", a rather odd word, though distinctive.|
|if that isn't descriptive, maybe the actions within it are tied
to a logical root.
in the normal operation, as it was so often told to me, the ions speed into the cathode space having overshot the physical cathode, and some will collide, some others will pass through the center of the cathode space and reverse course and pass through the center again ... and again, and after an indeterminable number of repetitions, collide with something and fuse, of course there are many other possibilities, such as pick up an electron and cease to be ions.
the mathematician who is named Poisson, Siméon Denis Poisson to be exact, was an early student of probability. So I visited the site below to read up on his work.
|I really can not make another parallel that good, so I am assuming that Poisson's work helped Farnsworth get a handle on the nature of "likelyhood," as opposed to anything absolute.|