Probability

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Probability

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    715186: Differential and Integral Calculus

    715189: Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Provides the student with conceptual knowledge and techniques for modelling and analysing random experiments and random functions.

     
    STUDENT LEARNING HOURS:
    The learning hours are a guide to the total time needed for a student to complete the paper:
    Class contact 24
    Self directed 102
    Total learning hours 150
     
    PRESCRIPTOR:
    Provides the student with conceptual knowledge and techniques for modelling and analysing
    random experiments and random functions.
     
    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    On successful completion of this paper students will be able to:
    1. Solve problems involving the concepts of conditional probability and independence
    including Bayes formula.
    2. Solve problems involving discrete random variables along with their characteristics
    and distributions.
    3. Solve problems involving continuous random variables along with their
    characteristics and distributions.
    4. Solve problems involving bivariate distributions.
    5. Apply the Central Limit Theorem.
    6. Solve problems involving Markov chains.
    7. Use probability to analyse real-life situations such as queues and system reliability.
    8. Simulate probability distributions.
     
    CONTENT:
    •  Probability space
    • Probability concepts
    • Conditional probability and independence of events
    • Properties of discrete random variables, including expectation, variance and moments
    • Common discrete distributions such as Bernoulli, binomial, Poisson, geometric and
    • negative binomial
    • Properties of continuous distributions including expectation, variance and moments
    • Common continuous distributions such as uniform, normal, exponential, gamma and
    • beta

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