Courses Catalogue

Elements Of Probability And Statistics

COURSE CODE: MAT1103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Mathematics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

·         Introduction to probability theory: discrete and continuous sample space, conditional probability and independence.

·         Bayes' theorem and event trees

·         Random variables and their distributions, joint distribution and notion of dependence.

·         Expected values and variance, moment generating functions.

·         Useful parametric families of distributions including binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, negative binomial, exponential, gamma, normal and their applications.

·         Simple case of central limit theorem and its uses. Basic introduction to Descriptive statistics and graphical methods.

MODE OF DELIVERY

·         Lecture and discussion

·         Group discussion

·         Reading and problem assignments

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes