STATS 425 - Introduction to Probability
Section: 003
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Statistics (STATS)
Department: LSA Statistics
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#### Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
7
MATH 215.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

#### Description

Background and Goals: This course introduces students to useful and interesting ideas of the mathematical theory of probability and to a number of applications of probability to a variety of fields including genetics, economics, geology, business, and engineering. The theory developed together with other mathematical tools such as combinatorics and calculus are applied to everyday problems. Concepts, calculations, and derivations are emphasized. The course will make essential use of the material of MATH 116 and 215.

Content: Topics include the basic results and methods of both discrete and continuous probability theory: conditional probability, independent events, random variables, jointly distributed random variables, expectations, variances, covariances. Different instructors will vary the emphasis.

Alternatives: MATH 525 (Probability Theory) is a similar course for students with stronger mathematical background and ability.

Subsequent Courses: STATS 426 (Intro. To Math. Stat.) is a natural sequel for students. MATH 423 (Mathematics of Finance) and MATH 523 (Risk Theory) include many applications of probability theory.

#### Schedule

STATS 425 - Introduction to Probability
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
16129
Open
2

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 MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1084 EH
002 (LEC)
P
16131
Open
4

-
 MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM B239 EH
003 (LEC)
P
16133
Open
7

-
 TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM 1084 EH
004 (LEC)
P
16135
Open
5

-
 MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM 1060 EH
005 (LEC)
P
16137
Open
1

-
 MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM 1084 EH
006 (LEC)
P
16139
Open
3

-
 MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1060 EH
007 (LEC)
P
26903
Open
2

-
 TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM 1060 EH
008 (LEC)
P
29143
Closed
0

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 TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM 1084 EH
009 (LEC)
P
34353
Open
3

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 MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1068 EH
Note: This class will only run with an enrollment of 25 or higher.

#### Textbooks/Other Materials

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#### Syllabi

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