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ST111 - Probability (Part A)

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

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

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

Departmental link

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%

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 Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - 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
Optional Core

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