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MATHS 2103 - Probability & Statistics II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3.5 hours per week
Restriction: Not suitable for BCompSc, BCompGr or BEng(Software Engineering) students
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 1012
Incompatible: ECON 2504
Assessment: ongoing assessment 30%, exam 70%
Syllabus:

Probability theory is the branch of mathematics that deals with modelling uncertainty. It is important because of its direct application in areas such as genetics, finance and telecommunications. It also forms the fundamental basis for many other areas in the mathematical sciences including statistics, modern optimisation methods and risk modelling. This course provides an introduction to probability theory, random variables and Markov processes. Topics covered are: probability axioms, conditional probability; Bayes' theorem; discrete random variables, moments, bounding probabilities, probability generating functions, standard discrete distributions; continuous random variables, uniform, normal, Cauchy, exponential, gamma and chi-square distributions, transformations, the Poisson process; bivariate distributions, marginal and conditional distributions, independence, covariance and correlation, linear combinations of two random variables, bivariate normal distribution; sequences of independent random variables, the weak law of large numbers, the central limit theorem; definition and properties of a Markov chain and probability transition matrices; methods for solving equilibrium equations, absorbing Markov chains.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 13/03/2017 Fri 31/03/2017 Fri 05/05/2017 Fri 09/06/2017


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10311 LE01 100 16 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 12pm - 1pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
2 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 1pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 29 May Monday 12pm - 1pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 31 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 1 Jun Thursday 1pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10304 TU04 25 7 7 Mar - 7 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
21 Mar - 21 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
4 Apr - 4 Apr Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
2 May - 2 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
16 May - 16 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
30 May - 30 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
12698 TU01 25 1 7 Mar - 7 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
21 Mar - 21 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
4 Apr - 4 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
2 May - 2 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
16 May - 16 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
30 May - 30 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
12699 TU02 25 4 7 Mar - 7 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
21 Mar - 21 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
4 Apr - 4 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
2 May - 2 May Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
16 May - 16 May Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
30 May - 30 May Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
12700 TU03 25 4 7 Mar - 7 Mar Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
21 Mar - 21 Mar Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
4 Apr - 4 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
2 May - 2 May Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
16 May - 16 May Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
30 May - 30 May Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10571 SG04 26 3 14 Mar - 14 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, 236, CAT Suite
28 Mar - 28 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, 236, CAT Suite
9 May - 9 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, 236, CAT Suite
10572 SG03 26 4 14 Mar - 14 Mar Tuesday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, 236, CAT Suite
28 Mar - 28 Mar Tuesday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, 236, CAT Suite
9 May - 9 May Tuesday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, 236, CAT Suite
11120 SG02 26 10 14 Mar - 14 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, 235, CAT Suite
28 Mar - 28 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, 235, CAT Suite
9 May - 9 May Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, 235, CAT Suite
12849 SG01 24 1 14 Mar - 14 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, 235, CAT Suite
28 Mar - 28 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, 235, CAT Suite
9 May - 9 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, 235, CAT Suite