Probability and Random Variables

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In the popular puzzle Rubik's Cube invented in 1974 by Ernő Rubik, each turn of the puzzle faces creates a permutation of the surface colors. (Image by Kristin on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Fall 2019



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This course introduces students to probability and random variables. Topics include distribution functions, binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, and Poisson distributions. The other topics covered are uniform, exponential, normal, gamma and beta distributions; conditional probability; Bayes theorem; joint distributions; Chebyshev inequality; law of large numbers; and central limit theorem.

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Scott Sheffield. 18.600 Probability and Random Variables. Fall 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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