Week 2 - Introduction to Probability and Discrete Random Variables

We will define probability, calculate expected value and variance.
We will define discrete random variables and use Bernoulli,
binomial, geometric, and Poisson distributions.
If you have any questions about Week 2 materials please post
them on the discussion board on Canvas.

Notes

Links

Due

Announcements

Introduction to Probability Basics

Introduction to Probability Quiz

Aug 13, 5 pm

Joint, Marginal, Conditional Probability

Joint, Marginal, Conditional Probability Quiz

Aug 13, 5 pm

Discrete Random Variables

Discrete Random Variables Quiz

Aug 13, 5 pm

Bernoulli Distribution

Geometric Distribution

Binomial Distribution

Poisson Distribution

Discrete Distributions Quiz

Aug 13, 5 pm

Optional Reading

from OpenIntro pages 80-24, 144-152, and 163-165.
Note that the notation in the book may differ from the lectures.
Also, the book has different parametrization for the Geometric.
Be careful while reading it.

Aug 13, 5 pm

Introduction to Probability and Discrete Random Variables