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MATH 412 : Probability and Statistics

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Probability and Statistics
Finite sample spaces; conditional probability and Bayes' Theorem; discrete and continuous random variables and their functions; expected value, variance and standard deviation; systematic study of the major discrete and continuous distributions; moment generating functions; hypothesis testing and estimation.

The students will study the fundamentals of probability and statistical modeling. They will learn mathematics involved in the test statistics for various problems. Emphasis is placed on problems of interest to engineers and scientists.

1. Construct and use sample spaces, learn simple counting methods and elementary set theory.

2. Understand and use Baye’s Theorem.

3. Apply definitions of probability, conditional probability.

4. Apply concepts of discrete random variables and probability distributions.

5. Use definite integrals to compute distribution functions and probabilities.

6. Use graphical methods for presentations of data.

7. Understand joint probability distributions.

8. Understand the concept of expectation and use to calculate the mean, variance and other moments of a random variable.

9. Use Chebyshev’s inequality to estimate probabilities.

10. Solve problems using uniform, binomial, multinomial, hypergeometric, Poisson and geometric discrete probability distributions.

11. Solve problems using normal, normal approximation to the binomial, gamma, exponential, and chi- square continuous probability distributions.

12. Use moment-generating functions to derive information about distributions.

13. Estimate various parameters such as mean, proportion and variance.

14. Analyze data and perform statistical tests.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Heather L. Garten, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Johnelle Korioth, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Johnelle Korioth, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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