This topic examines: the set-theoretic formulation of events and Kolmogorov's axioms of probability; counting techniques; conditional probability and independence; discrete distributions, including binomial, geometric, negative binomial, hypergeometric and Poisson; continuous distributions, including uniform, exponential, gamma, normal and Cauchy; expectation, mean and variance; probability and moment generating functions; several random variables; correlation; bivariate distributions, including trinomial and bivariate normal distributions; the mean and variance of a random sample; limit theorems, including the central limit theorem.
This topic aims to introduce students to the mathematical development and applications of elementary probability theory.
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