MATH 4710

MATH 4710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Introduction to probability theory, which prepares the student to take MATH 4720. The course begins with basics: combinatorial probability, mean and variance, independence, conditional probability, and Bayes formula. Density and distribution functions and their properties are introduced. The law of large numbers and the central limit theorem are stated and their implications for statistics are discussed.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one year of calculus. Recommended prerequisite: some knowledge of multivariate calculus. Students will be expected to be comfortable with proofs.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group:  BTRY 3080/ILRST 3080/STSCI 3080, ECON 3110/ILRST 3110/STSCI 3110, ECON 3130, MATH 4710.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8485MATH 4710  LEC 001

  • Students who wish to take MATH 4710 but were unable to pre-enroll must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center); a link to the waiting list will be posted here: http://math.cornell.edu/enrollment-guide. Students who are admitted off the waiting list during the add period will be issued a permission number that will allow them to enroll directly in Student Center.