# Probability and Statistics II: Random Variables – Great Expectations to Bell Curves

This course discusses properties and applications of random variables. For instance, how many customers are likely to arrive in the next hour? What’s the probability that a lightbulb will last more than a year?

When you’re done with this course, you’ll have enough firepower to undertake a wide variety of modeling and analysis problems; and you’ll be well-prepared for the upcoming Statistics courses.

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## Frequently asked questions

***What if I don’t remember much basic probability?**

**Answer:** You can take the companion course, “A Gentle Introduction to Probability”, which will get you up to speed lickety split!

***Will there be much programming?**

**Answer:** A little, but you’ll be handle that in Excel or Matlab or whatever your favorite programming application is. We also go over a couple of R demos, but those will be self-contained.