Gaussian curve

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nor′mal curve′

a bell-shaped curve showing a particular distribution of probability over the values of a random variable.
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Noun1.Gaussian curve - a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
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As Uncertainty is calculated as SD, and 1SD is equal to 68 percent confidence on the Gaussian curve (Figure 2), it is reasonable to multiply the Uncertainty by a coverage factor (K) of 2 to attain a 2SD confidence level of 95 percent.
Richard Gott and made use of the Gaussian curve (named for German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777-1855).
In [15], it is demonstrated that a Gaussian curve fitting substantially reduces the measurement errors of spectrally distorted FBG sensors by employing a binary search algorithm that calculates and compares MSE values at only logically selected positions.
It is called Gaussian because the image is blurred using a Gaussian curve (http://en.
Figure 1 illustrates two especially important characters of a curve that has several names: the normal curve, the bell curve, and the Gaussian curve.
Fitted with a Gaussian curve it shows a peak taking place.
The first category is based on the principle of localizing individual fluorescent molecules by Gaussian curve fitting of the emission spots.
When assessing linearity, it is acceptable to use the Gaussian curve as the x values are 'assigned' and assumed to have no error.
Indeed, by applying the fluctuation-dissipation theorem and modeling the out-of-phase component C" as a Gaussian curve (supposing temperature variable and frequency constant), [delta]T corresponds to the standard deviation of this Gaussian curve [52] and [T.