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Introduction to Probability - STAT273

This unit consolidates and expands upon the material on probability introduced in statistics units at 100 level. The emphasis is on the understanding of probability concepts and their application. Examples are taken from areas as diverse as biology, medicine, finance, sport, and the social and physical sciences. Topics include: the foundations of probability; probability models and their properties; some commonly used statistical distributions; relationships and association between variables; distribution of functions of random variables and sample statistics; approximations including the central limit theorem; and an introduction to the behaviour of random processes. Simulation is used to demonstrate many of these concepts.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Statistics Staff

(STAT170(P) or STAT171 or STAT150) and ((HSC Mathematics Band 2 or Extension 1 or Extension 2) or 3cp from MATH111-MATH339Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): STAT272
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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