MATH-UA 233 Theory Of Probability

4 points. Fall and Spring terms. 

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.


Students must earn grades of C or higher in the following two prerequisite courses:

  1. MATH-UA 123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 129 Honors Calculus III or MATH-UA 133 Math for Economics III
  2. MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra or MATH-UA 148 Honors Linear Algebra

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 higher in MATH-UA 123 or MATH-UA 133 is strongly recommended.


  • MATH-UA 235 Probability & Statistics
  • MATH-UA 238 Honors Theory of Probability

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