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Basic Probability Theory

FMSF35, 4 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED I
Date of Decision: 2020-04-03

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problem solving.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed 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: FMSF20, FMSF30, FMSF40, FMSF45, FMSF50, FMSF55, FMSF70, FMSF75, FMAF20, MASB02, MASB03, FMAA25, MASA01

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Contact and other information

Director of studies: Johan Lindström,
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