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STAT51600 - Basic Probability and Applications

Fall 2015

Days/Time: TTh / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To learn to solve problems dealing with sample spaces, random variables, conditional probability, counting techniques, special distributions, and central limit theorem.

Description:
An introduction to mathematical probability suitable as preparation for statistical theory (STAT 517) and mathematical modeling. General probability rules, conditional probability, discrete and continuous random variables, joint and conditional distributions, standard discrete and continuous families of distributions and their contexts, law of large numbers and central limit theorem. Tentative Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Sample spaces, random variables, conditional probability and expectation, counting techniques, special distributions (binomial, geometric, exponential, normal, etc.), central limit theorem , correlation and regression.

Prerequisites:
Calculus.

Applied/Theory: 10/90

Web Address:
http://www.stat.purdue.edu/~chengg/

Homework:
Weekly assignments. Approximately 12 hwks in total.

Projects:
None.

Exams:
One 75-minute midterm and one 75-minute comprehensive final exam.

Textbooks:
**Updated 6/7/11** DeGroot and Schervish, Probability and Statistics, 3rd Edition, ISBN 0-201-52488-0.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd Minimum Computer Requirements. No additional Information yet available.

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Other Requirements:
A calculator for use in examinations.

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