TY - JOUR
A2 - Nohara, Ben T.
AU - Vazquez-Leal, Hector
AU - Castaneda-Sheissa, Roberto
AU - Filobello-Nino, Uriel
AU - Sarmiento-Reyes, Arturo
AU - Sanchez Orea, Jesus
PY - 2012
DA - 2012/02/08
TI - High Accurate Simple Approximation of Normal Distribution Integral
SP - 124029
VL - 2012
AB - The integral of the standard normal distribution function is an integral without solution and representsthe probability that an aleatory variable normally distributed has values between zero and x. The normaldistribution integral is used in several areas of science. Thus, this work provides an approximate solutionto the Gaussian distribution integral by using the homotopy perturbation method (HPM). After solvingthe Gaussian integral by HPM, the result served as base to solve other integrals like error function and thecumulative distribution function. The error function is compared against other reported approximationsshowing advantages like less relative error or less mathematical complexity. Besides, some integrals relatedto the normal (Gaussian) distribution integral were solved showing a relative error quite small. Also, theutility for the proposed approximations is verified applying them to a couple of heat flow examples. Last, a brief discussion is presented about the way an electronic circuit could be created to implementthe approximate error function.
SN - 1024-123X
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/124029
DO - 10.1155/2012/124029
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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ER -