The Normal Distribution

  • Gottfried E. Noether
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In this chapter, we discuss a most useful tool for determining probabilities needed for testing hypotheses and finding confidence intervals: thenormal distribution.In addition to its role as a computing tool for probabilities, the normal distribution frequently serves as a mathematical model for describing populations of interest to statisticians.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottfried E. Noether
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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