# Gaussian Distribution

## Definitions

### Electronics

- (written asFor a random variable, a probability distribution which is symmetrical about the mean
*Gaussian distribution*)__value__, and which continuously diminishes in value until reaching__zero__at each extreme. It is utilized to determine the probability of the value of the variable falling within a given interval of values, and when graphed has the shape of a symmetrical bell. Various__phenomena__, such as some natural frequencies, have a Gaussian distribution. Also called bell-shaped distribution, or normal distribution.

### Health Economics

- Named after Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), the German mathematician and astronomer.
- synonymnormal distribution
- synonymNormal Distribution (written as
*Gaussian distribution*)