MA 585 - PROBABILITY

Semester Hours: 3

Course topics include probability spaces, random variables, conditional probability, independence, modes of convergence, and an introduction to sigma-algebras and measurability; distributions, including discrete, continuous, joint and marginal distributions, transformations of random variable, distribution and quantile functions, and convergence in distribution; expected value, including properties of general expected value, mean, variance, covariance, generating functions, and conditional expected value; special models and distributions, including Bernoulli trials and the binomial and negative binomial distributions, the Poisson model and the Poisson and gamma distributions, the normal distribution, finite sampling models and the hypergeometric distribution; the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem.