lecture notes

The density function has a positive mass on any value

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: function of the Normal distribution looks like a bell, which is completely symmetrical and peaks in the center. The density function has a positive “mass” on any value of x, which means the outcome of this random event can be any value from −∞ to ∞. The probability density function peaks in the center of this distribution, meaning the outcome of the random event is most likely to be this center value. This center position is the mean, median and the mode of the Normal distribution. The likelihood of the outcome being x dies down very fast from this center. The “tightness” of the distribution is determined by the standard deviation (or variance) of the distribution. Remark. Important Properties of the Normal Density Function 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. unimodal symmetrical mean = median = mode approaches both −∞ and ∞ on the x axis (asymptotic to the x axis) the spread is controlled by the variation Definition. The probability density functi...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online