Hi,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have trouble understanding the convergence of empirical histogram to probability histogram and the convergence of empirical histogram to normal curve.

It was written in my lecture notes that as the number of repetitions goes large, empirical histogram converges to probability histogram, and as the number of draws goes large, probability histogram converges to the normal curve (Central Limit Theorem). It was also said that if the number of repetitions and number of draws are both large, the empirical histogram converges to the normal curve.

Sounds OK so far, but I still have doubts:

1. Suppose I toss a fair coin 25 times and count the number of heads. As the number of repetition goes large, does the empirical histogram converge to probability histogram and then the probability histogram converge to normal curve, or does the empirical histogram only converge to probability histogram? Also, here, the number of draws = 25 and the number of repetitions is x (x keeps increasing), right? (I still kind of confuse the term 'draws' and 'repetitions' at times)

2. Suppose I do another experiment similar to no (1), but I toss it 100 times. Same question.

3. Suppose I do the same experiment again, but I toss 1000 times. Same question.

Please help enlighten. Thank you!

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Probability Histogram and Central Limit Theorem

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**