The frequency distribution of breeding activity in birds is described by a nonlinear curve (a normal distribution is nonlinear).
However, the frequency distribution of a set of coupled nonlinear oscillators is non-normal (Wiener, 1958).
frequency distribution A range of conditions, often represented in graph form, in which each item is paired with the number of observed events or measurements meeting those conditions. For example, a list of price ranges paired with the number of cars available in each price range is a frequency distribution. Frequency distributions are commonly used in statistical analysis. |