The most general normal distribution is
The normal distribution:
The normal distribution is often given in terms of the generalized parameter, z
Combined, these two formulas are equivalent to the general form.
Estimates Using the Normal Distribution
When we calculate the average and standard deviation from our data set, we are estimating the parameters of the parent population
In this case
Areas under the normal distribution tell us the probability of occurrence. Areas are tabulated as a function of z (commonly found in tables). The area is that of the integral equation
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This page was created by Professor Stephen Bialkowski, Utah State University.
Tuesday, August 03, 2004