MATH 201: Introduction to Probability

Note: If this course is being taught this semester, more information can be found at the course home page.

Cross Listed

STT 201


MTH 162 (MTH 164 is highly recommended)

This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for

MTH 202, MTH 203, MTH 209


Random events influence all areas of human endeavor, from the sciences and social sciences to business. This course supplies the mathematical framework for analyzing probabilities. In addition, it provides a background for the study of statistics, one of the most widespread applications of mathematics.

Topics covered

Probability spaces; combinatorial problems; discrete and continuous distributions; independence and dependence; moment generating functions; joint distributions; expectation and variance; sums of random variables; central limit theorem; laws of large numbers.

MTH 202, MTH 203, MTH 209