10. De Moivre, Gauss, and the Normal Curve (1730, 1809)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch10

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) De Moivre, Gauss, and the Normal Curve (1730, 1809), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340

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Keywords:

  • De Moivre, Gauss, and the Normal Curve (1730, 1809);
  • de Moivre's result, the first CLT;
  • de Moivre's discovery of the normal curve, giving credit to Gauss;
  • Gauss' normal distribution, on least squares with theoretical foundation;
  • Laplace, reinforcing Gauss' result on the normal curve

Summary

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  • Discussion