Session 65: Bell Curve, Conclusion

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Overview

In this session we use a clever trick involving finding volumes by slices to calculate the area under the bell curve, neatly avoiding the problem of finding an antiderivative for e^{-x^2}.

Lecture Video and Notes

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» Clip 1: Area Under the Bell Curve (00:23:00)

» Accompanying Notes (PDF)

From Lecture 25 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

 

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