# Information: Part 2 - Gaussian Distribution

Information can never be separated from its nemesis, which is uncertainty. The former is only possible by limiting the latter.

Fig. 1 - Probability and odds are just different ways of expressing the same thing.

Fig.2 - At a) a rectangular probability function is shown. Two such functions convolve to form a triangular function b). As more functions are added, the familiar Gaussian curve c) emerges.

Fig.3 At a) a noisy signal has a voltage distribution shown here. The proportions of signal and noise at any instant are unknown, so the precise value of the original signal is unknown. At b) a binary signal can suffer bit errors when noise causes the voltage to cross the threshold.

Fig.4 At a) the distinct distributions due to the two conditions suggest a strong link between them and the outcome. At b) the broad distributions show that something else is affecting the outcome and our assumption about the effect of the applied conditions may not be correct.

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