MATH 341
Probability Spring 2025 (also offered Fall 2024)
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed STAT 341

Class Details

The historical roots of probability lie in the study of games of chance. Modern probability, however, is a mathematical discipline that has wide applications in a myriad of other mathematical and physical sciences. Drawing on classical gaming examples for motivation, this course will present axiomatic and mathematical aspects of probability. Included will be discussions of random variables (both discrete and continuous), distribution and expectation, independence, laws of large numbers, and the well-known Central Limit Theorem. Many interesting and important applications will also be presented, including some from classical Poisson processes, random walks and Markov Chains.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 50
Expected: 20
Class#: 3541
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: homework, classwork, and exams
Prerequisites: MATH 150 and MATH 250 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Priority will be given to Mathematics majors and to Statistics Majors.
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
STAT 341 Division III MATH 341 Division III
QFR Notes: This is a 300-level Math/Stat course.

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