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Statistics (STAT)

School of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science

STAT 2605 [0.5 credit]

Probability Models

Basic probability; discrete random variables with focus on binomial and Poisson random variables; continuous random variables, transformation theorem, simulating continuous random variables; exponential random variable, normal random variable, sums of random variables, central limit theorem. Elements of Markov chains, and introduction to Poisson processes.
Restricted to students in Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Mathematics, and Bachelor of Engineering in Communications Engineering.
Precludes additional credit for STAT 2655 and STAT 3502.
Prerequisites: MATH 1007 or MATH 1004 or MATH 1002, and MATH 1104 or MATH 1107 (or MATH 1102).
Lectures three hours a week, tutorial one hour a week.

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