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GS01 1213  Introduction to Mathematical Probability

Cook, John. Three semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

This course provides an introduction to elementary probability theory. The course discusses the history of probability theory and presents the basic ideas of probability theory in an axiomatic framework. The idea of a probability space is presented, and the idea of a random variable is given. Also included are conditioning and independence, and an introduction to Markov chains. The course also presents the idea of a function of a random variable and how to find its distribution and moments. Finally, the course presents probability distributions (discrete and continuous).