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  1. It is often called the bell curve because the graph of its probability density resembles a bell

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  2. is an important family of continuous probability distributions, applicable in many fields

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  3. Each member of the family may be defined by two parameters, location and scale: the mean ("average", μ) and variance (standard deviation squared, σ2) respectively

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  4. distribution is the normal distribution with a mean of zero and a variance of one (the red curves in the plots to the right)

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  5. Carl Friedrich Gauss became associated with this set of distributions when he analyzed astronomical data using them, and defined the equation of its probability density function

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