STA286H1: Probability and Statistics

Fixed Credit Value

A course in probability and statistics for Engineering Science students focusing on building solid probabilistic and statistical foundations. Topics include: sample space, events, definitions of probability, conditional probability, Bayes' theorem, important classes of discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions, joint, conditional, and marginal distributions, expectation, moment generating and characteristic functions, transformations of random variables, central limit theorem and approximations. Graphical methods, quantile plots, point and interval estimation of population parameters, method of maximum likelihood. Hypotheses testing, simple and multiple regression, correlation analysis, and introduction to Bayesian statistics. Minitab software is used to solve some assignment problems in the course.

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