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Sets, Counting, and Probability

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Overview:
This online math course develops the mathematics needed to formulate and analyze probability models for idealized situations drawn from everyday life. Topics include elementary set theory, techniques for systematic counting, axioms for probability, conditional probability, discrete random variables, infinite geometric series, and random walks. Applications to card games like bridge and poker, to gambling, to sports, to election results, and to inference in fields like history and genealogy, national security, and theology. The emphasis is on careful application of basic principles rather than on memorizing and using formulas.
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Reading
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Provider:
Harvard University
Provider Set:
Harvard Extension School
Date Added:
01/09/2013
License:
Custom License
Language:
English
Media Format:
Audio, Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

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