MATH-UA 233 Theory Of Probability

4 points. Offered every term.

Course Description

An introduction to the mathematical treatment of random phenomena occurring in the natural, physical, and social sciences. Axioms of mathematical probability, combinatorial analysis, binomial distribution, Poisson and normal approximation, random variables and probability distributions, generating functions, Markov chains applications.


MATH-UA 123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics majors) with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent, and MATH-UA 140 with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent. Not open to students who have taken MATH-UA 235 Probability and Statistics.

Note: This course is intended for math majors and other students with a strong interest in mathematics. It requires fluency in topics such as multi-variable integration and therefore a grade of B or better in MATH-UA 123 or MATH-UA 213 (or the equivalent) is strongly recommended.

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