Probability Theory (STAT20110)
Credits 5 Subject Statistics & Actuarial Science
Level 2 School Mathematics and Statistics
Semester   Information Semester One Module Coordinator Professor Neil O'Connell

This module deals with topics such as the origins of probability theory, combinatorics and classic discrete and continuous random variables. Moment generating functions, means and variances. Standard probability distributions. Discrete distributions:Binomial, geometric, negative binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson. Continuous distributions: normal, exponential, gamma, beta, chi-square. Discrete bivariate distributions, covariance and correlation. The Central limit theorem and applications.

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