# The Georgia Institute of Technology: 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.

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

### At a glance

- Institution: GTx
- Subject: Data Analysis & Statistics
- Level: Intermediate
- Prerequisites:
Learners will be expected to come in knowing a bit of set theory and basic calculus, as well as the material from the first course in this series (A Gentle Introduction to Probability). The prerequisite material is all available for you to access; and in any event, we will make the current course as self-contained as possible. In addition, this course will involve a bit of computer programming, so it would be nice to have at least a little experience in something like Excel.

- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
- Associated programs:
- Professional Certificate in Probability/Random Variables

- Associated skills: Probability And Statistics, R (Programming Language), Random Variables, Computer Simulation, Statistics, Statistical Packages, Probability