MTH 201, Introduction to probability

Note: If this course is being taught this semester, more information can be found at the course home page.

Cross Listed

STT 201


MTH 162 (MTH 164 is desirable)

This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for

MTH 202, MTH 203


Random events influence all areas of human endeavor, from the sciences and social sciences to business. This course supplies the mathematical framework for analyzing probabilities. In addition, it provides a background for the study of statistics, one of the most widespread applications of mathematics.

Topics covered

Probability spaces; combinatorial problems; random variables and expectations; discrete and continuous distributions; generating functions; independence and dependence; binomial, normal, and Poisson laws; laws of large numbers.

MTH 202, MTH 203