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Gaussian Statistics: An Overview

  • J. W. McPherson
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Abstract

The Gaussian distribution (normal or bell-shaped distribution) is a widely used statistical distribution and it is generally used as the foundation for statistical quality control. Simply measuring the time-zero values of a parameter (resistor values, mechanical tolerances, children heights, class grades on a test, etc.) can result in a distribution of values which can be described by a normal distribution.

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  • J. W. McPherson
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  1. 1.McPherson Reliability Consulting, LLCPlanoUSA

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