Postgraduate Course: Probability and Statistics (MATH11008)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Axioms of probability, conditional probability, random variables, mean, variance, and covariance. Discrete distributions. Continuous distributions, central limit theorem. Probability and moment generating functions.
Sampling distributions. Descriptive statistics; sampling; combinations of means and variances for independent data; normal distribution; binomial distribution; interval estimation and t-tests; analysis of variance; linear models; correlation and regression; prediction and multiple regression; contingency tables.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 1 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||See 'Breakdown of Assessment Methods' and 'Additional Notes' above.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Probability and Statistics (MATH11008)||3:00|
| Ability to solve simple probability problems; acquaintance with standard distributions. Ability to design and carry out elementary statistical tests of hypotheses and other basic inference procedures.
|Course organiser||Dr William Scott
|Course secretary||Mrs Frances Reid
Tel: (0131 6)50 4883