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STAT 305. Introduction to Probability and Simulation. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: one of the following: CPE/CSC 101, CSC 232, CPE/CSC 235, or STAT 331; and MATH 142.

Basic probability rules, counting methods, conditional probability. Discrete and continuous random variables, expected values, variance and covariance. Properties of linear combinations of random variables with applications to statistical estimators. Simulation analysis of random phenomena using a modern computer language. Not open to students with credit in STAT 321. 4 lectures.