University Of Birmingham

**LI Probability and Statistics**

06 26709

Iowa State Course Substitution

**Probability and Statistical Inference for Engineers**

STAT 231

Course Info

- International Credits:
- 10.0
- Converted Credits:
- 3.0
- Semester:
- spring
- Country:
- United Kingdom
- Language:
- English
- Course Description:
- Statistics, often regarded as distinct science rather than a branch of mathematics, is the study of data and uncertainty. Statistical techniques allow us to make conclusions, such as whether or not living near electricity pylons is dangerous, from sets of data. Statistics is also used in the design of effective experiments used in determining what data should be collected. For example, statistical techniques might be used to determine the frequency with which aircraft components should be tested for safety. Underlying these techniques is the assumption that these data are samples of a random variable that follows a probability distribution describing their behaviour. This module provides and introduction to probability and statistics. Axiomatic probability theory, including Bayes' Theorem, is discussed briefly. Key discrete and continuous probability modules (such as the binomial, Poisson and normal distributions) are introduced. Properties of expectation and variance are discussed. The Weak Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit Theorem are covered before basic statistical ideas, such as statistical interference and hypothesis testing are introduced. Real world data are used to illustrate the theory.

### Review

- Evaluation Date:
- November 4, 2016
- Evaluated:
- Amy Froelich
- Comments:
- This course covers more probability and not as much statistics as STAT 231. The overlap is sufficient to substitute for STAT 231.