The Normal (or Gaussian) Distribution and Other Continuous Distributions

  • Byron P. Roe


Now we will introduce continuous distributions. By far, the most important of these is the normal or gaussian distribution which appears almost everywhere in probability theory, partially because of the central limit theorem which will be discussed in Chapter 10. In addition, we will introduce a few other distributions of considerable use. The chi-square distribution, in particular, as we will see later, plays a central role when we consider the statistical problem of estimating parameters from data.


Density Function Probability Density Function Continuous Distribution Cauchy Distribution Normal Density Function 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Randall Laboratory of PhysicsAnn ArborUSA

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