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(PhD) Mathematical Methods

Fall 2009 PHD Course

B9821-001: (PhD) Mathematical Methods

TR - Full Term, 10:45AM to 12:15PM
Location: URI 306

Instructor: Linda Green


This course is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of probabilistic concepts that are critical to data analysis and statistics.  Topics will include basic probability theory, general characteristics of random variables, particularly probability distributions that are frequently used in statistics, and elementary random (stochastic) processes.  The intent is to give students a rigorous framework for understanding randomness that will help them avoid common misperceptions in estimating probabilities of events and enable them to "think probabilistically."