# 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.

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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 Homework 2. Timed. 90 minutes. Aug 21, 5 pm
Solutions to Week 1 Quizzes
Midterm Review Questions