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.
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.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
15 April 2020.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.