The Normal Probability Distribution
In This Chapter
◆ Examining the properties of a normal probability distribution
◆ Using the standard normal table to calculate probabilities of a normal random variable
◆ Using Excel to calculate normal probabilities
◆ Using the normal distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution
Now let’s take on a new challenge, continuous random variables and a continuous probability distribution known as the normal distribution. Remember that in Chapter 8 we defined a continuous random variable as one that can assume any numerical value within an interval as a result of measuring the outcome of an experiment. Some examples of continuous random variables are weight, distance, ...