ENGRD 3100

ENGRD 3100

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Introduction to probabilistic techniques for modeling random phenomena and making estimates, inferences, predictions, and engineering decisions in the presence of chance and uncertainty. Probability measures, classical probability and combinatorics, countable and uncountable sample spaces, random variables, probability mass functions, probability density functions, cumulative distribution functions, important discrete and continuous distributions, functions of random variables including moments, independence and correlation, conditional probability, Total Probability and Bayes' rule with application to random system response to random signals, characteristic functions and sums of random variables, the multivariate Normal distribution, maximum likelihood and maximum a posteriori estimation, Neyman-Pearson and Bayesian statistical hypothesis testing, Monte Carlo simulation. Applications in communications, networking, circuit design, device modeling, and computer engineering.

When Offered Fall, summer.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2940, PHYS 2213, or equivalents.

  • Become fluent in combinatorics and set manipulations so as to make probabilistic predictions involving discrete models.
  • Learn to recognize random phenomena in ECE applications, select appropriate mathematical models for them, and solve those models by exploiting mathematical structure such as statistical independence.
  • Understand the statements of key limit theorems and be able to apply those theorems to make decisions in the presence of uncertainty.
  • Formulate estimation and detection problems from described physical scenarios and compute the optimal estimators/decision rules for those scenarios.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ECE 3100

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12296 ENGRD 3100   LEC 001

  • 12297 ENGRD 3100   DIS 201

  • 12377 ENGRD 3100   DIS 202