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Actually, just quickly raise your hand if you’ve seen a Gaussian distribution before. Okay, cool. Most of you. Great. Almost everyone. So, in other words, the density for Gaussian is what you’ve seen before. The density for epsilon I would be one over root 2 pi sigma, E to the negative, epsilon I squared over 2 sigma squared, right? And the density of our epsilon I will be this bell-shaped curve with one standard deviation being a, sort of, sigma. Okay? This is form for that bell-shaped curve. So, let’s see. I can erase that. Can I erase the board? So this implies that the probability distribution of a price of a house given in si and the parameters theta, that this is going to be Gaussian with that density. Okay? In other words, saying goes as that the price of a house given the features of the house and my parameters theta, this is going to be a random variable that’s distributed Gaussian with mean theta transpose XI and variance sigma squared. Right? Because we imagine that the way the housing prices are generated is that the price of a house is equal to theta transpose XI and then plus some random Gaussian noise with variance sigma squared. So the price of a house is going to have mean theta transpose XI, again, and sigma squared, right? Does this make sense? Raise your hand if this makes sense. Yeah, okay. Lots of you.

In point of notation – oh, yes?

Student: Assuming we don’t know anything about the error, why do you assume here the error is a Gaussian?

Instructor (Andrew Ng) :Right. So, boy. Why do I see the error as Gaussian? Two reasons, right? One is that it turns out to be mathematically convenient to do so and the other is, I don’t know, I can also mumble about justifications, such as things to the central limit theorem. It turns out that if you, for the vast majority of problems, if you apply a linear regression model like this and try to measure the distribution of the errors, not all the time, but very often you find that the errors really are Gaussian. That this Gaussian model is a good assumption for the error in regression problems like these. Some of you may have heard of the central limit theorem, which says that the sum of many independent random variables will tend towards a Gaussian. So if the error is caused by many effects, like the mood of the seller, the mood of the buyer, some other features that we miss, whether the place has a garden or not, and if all of these effects are independent, then by the central limit theorem you might be inclined to believe that the sum of all these effects will be approximately Gaussian. If in practice, I guess, the two real answers are that, 1.) In practice this is actually a reasonably accurate assumption, and 2.) Is it turns out to be mathematically convenient to do so. Okay? Yeah?

Student: It seems like we’re saying if we assume that area around model has zero mean, then the area is centered around our model. Which it seems almost like we’re trying to assume what we’re trying to prove. Instructor?

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what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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