MTH201: Introduction to probability

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Cross Listed:
STT201
Offered:
Fall
Prerequisites:
MTH162 (MTH164 is desirable)
This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for:
MTH202, MTH203
Description:
Random events influence all areas of human endeavor, from the sciences and social sciences to business. This course supplies the mathematical framework for analyzing probabilities. In addition, it provides a background for the study of statistics, one of the most widespread applications of mathematics.
Topics covered:
Probability spaces; combinatorial problems; random variables and expectations; discrete and continuous distributions; generating functions; independence and dependence; binomial, normal, and Poisson laws; laws of large numbers.
Related courses:
MTH202, MTH203