Physics307L F08:Schedule/Week 8 agenda/Central

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Central Limit Theorem

Sum of many independent measurements from the same parent distribution will be normally distributed (Gaussian)

Part II

Sum of many independent errors from different parent distributions will be normally distributed

Example from Millikan oil drop

Human reaction time

Position of eyeball


This is why so often random measurement error has a normal distribution

Media:Millikan data.xlsx

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