Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMS601 overlap following cours/es: FMS032, FMS033, FMS035, FMS032, FMS033, FMS035 och FMS086. Compulsory for: IBYA2, IBYI2, IBYV2. Course coordinator: Anna Lindgren, director of studies,, Matematisk statistik. Assessment: Written exam and compulsory computer exercises. Further information: The course may not be included together with FMS032 or FMS035. Home page:

The course is intended to give the student the basics in mathematical modelling of random variation and an understanding of the principles behind statistical analysis. It shall also give the students a toolbox containing the most commonly used models and methods, as well as the ability to use these in practical situations.

The fundamental knowledge is essential to those who, in their professional lives, will not necessarily be involved in statistical analyses on a daily basis, but who, on occasion, will be expected to perform basic statistical tests and present the results to their colleagues. They will also be expected to be able to read and assess the analyses of others.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Descriptive statistics. Axoims of probability, conditional probability, independent events. Stochastic variables, expectation, and variance. Normal distribution, binomial distribution, and other important distributions. Functions of stochastic variables. Point estimates, interval estimates, hypothesis testing. Methods for normally distributed data. Linear regression.

Vännman, K.: Matematisk statistik. Studentlitteratur, 2 uppl. 2001. ISBN: 91-44-01690-5.