Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LASM 803 - Probability

3 credits
This class introduces some of the most fundamental ideas in classical probability. Polling techniques, casino gambling, weather forecasting, and lotteries are a few areas in which the principles of probability directly influence our lives. Modern science depends upon probability to build mathematical descriptions of the real world. This course explores the concepts of probability in an intuitive and accessible way, understandable to beginners. Topics include sample spaces, counting, conditional probability, and the concept of independence, game theory, random variables, and the law of large numbers.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103