# ST111 - Probability (Part A)

• Module code: ST111
• Module name: Probability (Part A)
• Department: Statistics
• Credit: 6

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

This course aims to introduce the concept of probability as quantified uncertainty, to give a critique of the frequentist interpretation of probability and to provide the basic knowledge necessary to pursue further study in probability and statistics.

###### Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to: understand the concept of probability as a measure of uncertainty, and how considerations of symmetry enable simple classical problems to be solved; understand and be able to apply, in simple settings, basic results such as the addition law and Bayes Theorem; understand and be able to check and apply, in simple settings, the concept of independence of events; understand Means and Variances of discrete random variables.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours per week, plus 2 hours of tutorials

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/courses/modules/year1/st111

## Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
6 CATS (Module code: ST111-6)
D (Assessed/examined work) Coursework 10%
1 hour examination (Summer) 90%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 2 5%
Problem Set 1 5%
1-hour examination (Summer) 90%

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core
• Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1

N/A

###### Optional
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys) (FG31) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 1
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 1