Normal Distributions

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)


You have been studying properties of randomness in general and sampling variability in particular. Through Minitab simulations, you have discovered that sample statistics vary according to a very definite pattern. In this topic you will investigate mathematical models known as normal distributions which describe this pattern of variation very accurately. You will learn how to use normal distributions to calculate probabilities of interest in a vari-ety of contexts


Standard Normal Distribution Normal Curve Human Pregnancy Exam Score Randomness Activity 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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