# Tutorial on large deviations for the binomial distribution

@article{Arratia1989TutorialOL,
title={Tutorial on large deviations for the binomial distribution},
author={R. Arratia and L. Gordon},
journal={Bulletin of Mathematical Biology},
year={1989},
volume={51},
pages={125-131}
}
• Published 1989
• Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
• We present, in an easy to use form, the large deviation theory of the binomial distribution: how to approximate the probability ofk or more successes inn independent trials, each with success probabilityp, when the specified fraction of successes,a≡k/n, satisfies 0
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