Chapter 5. The Normal Distribution

  1. Richard Boddy and
  2. Gordon Smith

Published Online: 10 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749296.ch5

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

How to Cite

Boddy, R. and Smith, G. (2009) The Normal Distribution, in Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749296.ch5

Author Information

  1. Statistics for Industry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746646

Online ISBN: 9780470749296

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Keywords:

  • normal distribution - Galton's quincunx;
  • seed tray demonstration - normal distribution in practice;
  • normal distribution properties;
  • obtaining probabilities from normal distribution;
  • calculating specification limits;
  • setting process mean;
  • Crunch output;
  • checking for normality;
  • normal probability plot of yield data;
  • plot of log-impurity data

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Properties of the normal distribution

  • Example

  • Setting the process mean

  • Checking for normality

  • Uses of the normal distribution

  • Problems