MATH4426 course description: Probability is the study of random phenomena. Probability theory can be applied, for example, to study games of chance (e.g. roulette games, card games), occurrences of catastrophic events (e.g. tornados, earthquakes), survival of animal species, the relationship between genetic variation and disease, and changes in stock and commodity markets.
This course is a calculus-based introduction to the principles of probability theory, and to some of its applications. The course is generally taken by mathematics and science students. Prerequisites include differential and integral calculus, sequences and series, multiple integration.
MATH4426 is the first course in a three-semester mathematical statistics sequence. In later courses in the sequence, students will learn how to apply the principles of probability theory to problems in statistics.
Fall 2018 course syllabus (includes textbook information).