Mathematical Sciences 800
Probability
Instructor: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Fall 2007 TTH 11:00-12:15
Text: A First Course in
Probability-Author:Sheldon Ross
Course Objective
This is a course in intermediate probability. This course will study the basics of
probability theory using methods of quantitative analysis for solving problems that
occur in operations research, statistics, as well as other areas of
applied mathematics. Topics include axiomatic probability,
combinatorial probability, expectation, function of random
variables, moment generating and characteristic functions,
distribution theory, and limit theorems.
Students taking MthSc 800 are expected to have had a course in
multivariate calculus. Students are also expected to have some
exposure to probability from a relative frequency perspective but it
is not required.
Statistical Computing Environments
- S-Plus: S PLUS is the premier solution for exploratory data
analysis and statistical data mining.
At the core of S-PLUS is the ``S" language developed at Lucent
Technologies.S is available from the MathSoft Corporation.
Availability: Mathematical Sciences.
- R: R is available as Free Software under the
terms of the Free Software Foundation's
GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs out
of the box on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including
FreeBSD and Linux).
It also compiles and runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000 (for which it can
also be obtained as pre-compiled binary).
http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/.
- SAS: Availability: University-wide
Author:
Calvin L. Williams,
Mathematical Sciences-Clemson University,
Clemson University
Last updated:
August 23, 2007
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calvinw@ces.clemson.edu