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6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT) 6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT)

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This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 but at a faster pace and in more depth. Topics covered include: probability spaces and measures; discrete and continuous random variables; conditioning and independence; multivariate normal distribution; abstract integration, expectation, and related convergence results; moment generating and characteristic functions; Bernoulli and Poisson processes; finite-state Markov chains; convergence notions and their relations; and limit theorems. Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable. This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 but at a faster pace and in more depth. Topics covered include: probability spaces and measures; discrete and continuous random variables; conditioning and independence; multivariate normal distribution; abstract integration, expectation, and related convergence results; moment generating and characteristic functions; Bernoulli and Poisson processes; finite-state Markov chains; convergence notions and their relations; and limit theorems. Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable.Subjects

Introduction to probability theory | Introduction to probability theory | Probability spaces and measures | Probability spaces and measures | Discrete and continuous random variables | Discrete and continuous random variables | Conditioning and independence | Conditioning and independence | Multivariate normal distribution | Multivariate normal distribution | Abstract integration | Abstract integration | expectation | expectation | and related convergence results | and related convergence results | Moment generating and characteristic functions | Moment generating and characteristic functions | Bernoulli and Poisson process | Bernoulli and Poisson process | Finite-state Markov chains | Finite-state Markov chains | Convergence notions and their relations | Convergence notions and their relations | Limit theorems | Limit theorems | Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable | Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirableLicense

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This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 but at a faster pace and in more depth. Topics covered include: probability spaces and measures; discrete and continuous random variables; conditioning and independence; multivariate normal distribution; abstract integration, expectation, and related convergence results; moment generating and characteristic functions; Bernoulli and Poisson processes; finite-state Markov chains; convergence notions and their relations; and limit theorems. Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable.Subjects

Introduction to probability theory | Probability spaces and measures | Discrete and continuous random variables | Conditioning and independence | Multivariate normal distribution | Abstract integration | expectation | and related convergence results | Moment generating and characteristic functions | Bernoulli and Poisson process | Finite-state Markov chains | Convergence notions and their relations | Limit theorems | Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirableLicense

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