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ST112 - Probability (Part B)

  • Module code: ST112
  • Module name: Probability (Part B)
  • 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: have acquired knowledge of the definition of a random variable and have met and manipulated some standard distributions; be able to calculate and manipulate expectations, covariances and generating functions; be able to manipulate standard continuous distributions; be able to apply the above in various settings.

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: ST112-6)
D (Assessed/examined work) Coursework 10%
  1 hour examination (Summer) 90%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - 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 (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 Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1