The Normal Distribution

A typical continuous distribution is the Normal Distribution, which looks like the proverbial "bell-shaped" curve. However, just like bells can take many shapes, there are many different Normal Distributions. In fact, the Normal Distribution is really a family of distributions. Although all the curves in the family of Normal Distributions have certain common characteristics, a particular instance of the Normal Distribution is defined by its mean and standard deviation.

The Normal Distribution is defined generally by the function:

1. "standardize" the formula - called, oddly enough, the standard normal distribution

2. compute tables for the standardized formula

## Saturday, January 26, 2008

### Lecture 4 - Ch 6 - The Normal Distribution

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