Course syllabus

Probability Theory

FMAF20, 4 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Compulsory for: IEA3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


to give a general introduction to probability theory

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The probability axioms. Conditional probability. Independent events. Stochastic variables. Expectation and variance. The normal distribution, the binomial distribution and other important distributions. Functions of stochastic variables.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problem solving.


Required prior knowledge: Basic courses in single variable calculus and linear algebra.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA091, FMA661

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Studierektor Anders Holst,
Course coordinator: Anders Magnusson,
Teacher: Tatiana Kimmerud,
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