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Undergraduate Handbook

Probability, Statistics and Information - MATH2859
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 3
EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241 (or, in program 3648 or 3651 or 3652 or 3653 or 3749 or 3982, MATH1131 or MATH1141); Exclusion: MATH2099.
Excluded: BEES2041, BIOS2041, CVEN2002, CVEN2025, CVEN2702, ECON2215, MATH2049, MATH2089, MATH2801, MATH2829, MATH2839, MATH2841, MATH2899, MATH2901, MINE2700
Fee Band: 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Sample spaces, probability, random variables and probability distributions; examples of discrete and continuous distributions; Central Limit Theorem; statistical inference, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; bivariate normal distribution, optimal mean square estimation, introduction to the multivariate normal distribution; linear regression and least squares estimation; inference in the linear model; on-line and off-line estimation; statistical quality control; models, applications and statistical algorithms relevant to the fields of computer, electrical, software and telecommunications engineering.

Note: Available only to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program.

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