Chapter 7: The central, Gaussian, or normal distribution
- p. 200, eqn. (7.2): There is a spurious comma on the second line of the
equation, just before ``.''
- p. 222, eqn. (7.52): I believe the term ``''
should be ``.''
- p. 222, eqn. (7.53), third line: I believe ``
'' should be ``
- p. 222, editor's exercise 7.5, third line from bottom:
``theory'' should be ``theorem.''
- p. 226, second paragraph: ``This simple calculation can be greatly
generalized, as indicated by Exercise 7.5. But we note an important proviso
to be investigated in Exercise 7.6.'' This should be exercises 7.6 and
7.7 instead of 7.5 and 7.6.
- p. 239, first line: ``Following up the idea in Section 7.2.5''.
That should be ``Section 7.25''.
- p. 234, section 7.22, first line: Modern scholars appear to spell
Halley's first name as ``Edmond''. [Contributed by Nick Cox.]
- p. 240, fourth paragraph: The new historical study suggested has been
provided by William H. Kruskal and Stephen M. Stigler (Normative terminology:
`normal' in statistics and elsewhere. In Bruce D. Spencer (ed.) Statistics and
public policy, Oxford University Press, 85-111, 1997; also revised
(no subtitle) in Stephen M. Stigler, Statistics on the table: The
history of statistical concepts and methods, Harvard University Press,
Cambridge, MA, 1999). [Contributed by Nick Cox.]