• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    3–6 hours per week
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    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

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This course is part five of the MathTrackX XSeries Program which has been designed to provide you with a solid foundation in mathematical fundamentals and how they can be applied in the real world.

This course introduces probability and how it manifests in the world around us. Beginning with discrete random variables, together with their uses in modelling random processes involving chance and variation, you will start to uncover the framework for statistical inference.

Guided by experts from the School of Mathematics and the Maths Learning Centre at the University of Adelaide, this course will introduce discrete and continuous random variables and their applications in a variety of contexts.

Join us as we provide opportunities to develop your skills and confidence in applying mathematics to solve real world problems.

What you'll learn

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  • How to understand and interpret probabilities depending on the context

  • The difference between a discrete random variable and a continuous random variable

  • How to calculate probabilities for a range of everyday scenarios

  • How to calculate the expected value, variance and standard deviation of random variables

  • The effects of linear changes of scale and origin on the mean and the standard deviation

  • How to calculate quantiles of normal distribution.

Meet your instructors

Dr Brendan Harding
Research Associate
The University of Adelaide
Dr Melissa Humphries
Lecturer
The University of Adelaide
Dr David Butler
Lecturer
The University of Adelaide
Dr Daniel Stevenson
Senior Lecturer
The University of Adelaide

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