Topics to be covered include
introduction to probability
and statistics, algebra of sets, probability in finite sample spaces, binomial and
multinomial coefficients, continuous and discrete random variables, distribution
functions, expected value and standard deviation, statistical applications.
12 credit hours of calculus. (Students must be able to take partial
derivatives, set up and evaluate multiple integrals, evaluate integrals, and work
with elementary infinite series.)
Mathematics graduate students should consider taking MAT 651 rather
than MAT 521.
Probability and Statistics, Third Edition, by Morris H. DeGroot and
Mark Schervish. The course covers sections 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.9, 4.1-4.6,