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Ivey Publishing
Normal Distribution and the NCAA Tournament
Product Number:
9B04E020
Publication Date:
06/14/2005
Revised Date:
10/09/2009
Length:
5 pages
Product Type:
Case (Library)
Source:
Ivey
This case presents some information on the NCAA college basketball tournament and suggests a method for estimating the outcomes of games. The probability of winning is modeled as a normal distribution where the mean is based on a team's ratings. Students will be introduced to the normal distribution, sums of normal random variables and event simulations.
Issues:
Probability; Sports; Simulation; Spread Sheet Application
Disciplines:
Management Science
Industries:
Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Recreation
Setting:
United States, 2004
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$3.95 CAD / $3.95 USD Printed Copy
$3.40 CAD / $3.40 USD Permissions
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