Hi all

Many books mention about the pdf of the normal distribution, but where this pdf comes from? I would like to know the

theory behind the pdf. Can someone point me to the right direction.

Thank you in advance.

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- Oct 18th 2013, 02:48 AMavisccsTheory behind Normal/Gaussian distribution pdf
Hi all

Many books mention about the pdf of the normal distribution, but where this pdf comes from? I would like to know the

theory behind the pdf. Can someone point me to the right direction.

Thank you in advance. - Oct 18th 2013, 03:12 AMSlipEternalRe: Theory behind Normal/Gaussian distribution pdf
You could check out Wikipedia: link

The references at the bottom of the article may also be helpful. - Oct 18th 2013, 04:10 AMavisccsRe: Theory behind Normal/Gaussian distribution pdf
Any one else has other suggestion?

- Oct 18th 2013, 04:39 PMShakarriRe: Theory behind Normal/Gaussian distribution pdf
There is a derivation of it here http://courses.ncssm.edu/math/Talks/PDFS/normal.pdf

- Oct 20th 2013, 11:49 AMavisccsRe: Theory behind Normal/Gaussian distribution pdf
I think this one should be pretty good, but it's a bit fast (5 minutes). Normal distribution's probability density function derived in 5min - YouTube