2023-2024 Catalog

MATH 286 Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics

This course will serve as a one-semester introduction to probability and mathematical statistics, with roughly half of the semester devoted to each. After learning basics of set theory and axiomatic probability, we review random variables, probability mass/density functions, expected value (including covariance and correlation), and expected value and variance of linear combinations. Then we begin inferential statistics (confidence intervals and hypothesis tests), correlation and simple linear regression, and, time permitting, one-way analysis of variance and/or x2 tests. Students may not receive credit for Math 286 if they have credit for Math 186.


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