The course covers random variables in one and several dimensions, conditional probabilities, probability generating and characteristic functions. The multivariate normal distribution and distributions of order statistics and quadratic forms are treated. Other important probabilistic results that are covered more thoroughly compared to courses on the Bachelor level, are covergence criteria for series of random variables, the Borel Cantelli lemma, convergence through transforms, the law of large numbers, the central limit theorem and Cramér-Slutsky's theorem. Finally a deepend presentation of Poisson processes is given.
In a degree, this course may not be included together with another course with a similar content. If unsure, students should ask the Director of Studies in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The course can also be included in the subject area of computational science and engineering.
The course requires 90 ECTS including courses in Mathematical Statistics minimum 12 ECTS or courses in Statistics, minimum 75 ECTS and in both cases a course in Basic Calculus, 7,5 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Application deadline was
16 April 2018.
The application period is closed.
Application and Tuition fees
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