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Gaussian Distribution
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Normal Distribution Probably the most widely known and used of all distributions is the normal or Gaussian distribution . It fits many human characteristics, such as height, weigh, length, speed, IQ scores, scholastic achievements, and years of life expectancy, among others. Living things in nature such as trees, animals, and insects have many characteristics that are normally distributed.
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Normal Distribution Many variables in business and industry are also normally distributed. For example: variables such as the annual cost of household insurance, the cost per square foot of renting warehouse space, managers’ satisfaction with support from ownership on a five-point scale, amount of fill in soda cans, etc. Because of the many applications, the normal distribution is an extremely important distribution.
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Normal Distribution Discovery of the normal curve of errors is generally credited to mathematician and astronomer Karl Gauss (1777 – 1855), who
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course QMST 2333 taught by Professor Mendez during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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