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Course Code: 
MATH 281
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to introduce fundamentals of Probability Theory to engineering students. In the course, the theoretical background for Probability Theory, and the use of probabilistic models and statistical methodology will be covered, fully. The important balance between the theory and methodology will be maintained throughout the course, demonstrating the use of the corresponding techniques through various applications in different branches of science and engineering.
Course Content: 

To understand the fundamentals of probability theory and to be able to apply them.

To understand the fundamentals of descriptive statistics and to be able to use them.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Quiz

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Describe discrete data graphically and compute measures of centrality and dispersion

1, 2, 5, 11

1, 2

A, B

Compute probabilities by modeling sample spaces and applying rules of permutations and combinations, additive and multiplicative laws and conditional probability

1, 5

1, 2

A, B

Construct the probability distribution of a random variable, based on a real-world situation, and use it to compute expectation and variance

1, 5, 11

1, 2

A, B

Compute probabilities based on practical situations using the discrete (binomial, hypergeometric, geometric, Poisson) and continuous distributions (normal, uniform, exponential)

     1, 2, 5, 11

1, 2

A, B

Use the normal distribution to test statistical hypotheses and to compute confidence

1, 5, 11

1, 2

A, B

Appraise inferential statistics, evaluate population parameters, and test hypotheses made about population parameters

1, 2, 5, 11

1, 2

A, B

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials - 1

Study Materials - 2

1

Introduction to Probability and Statistics. Statistical Experiments.  Outcomes. Events. Sample Space. Set Theory.

Textbook-1; 2.1, 2.2

Textbook-2;

2.1

2

Interpretations and Axioms of Probability. Basic Theorems of Probability. Finite Sample Spaces. Counting Techniques. Multiplication Rule. Permutations. Combinations. Sampling With and Without  Replacement.

Textbook-1; 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Textbook-2;

2.2, 2.3

3

Independence of Events. Conditional Probability. Bayes’ Theorem.

Textbook-1; 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

Textbook-2;

2.4, 2.5

4

Discrete Random Variables. Probability Function. Distribution Function. Mean and Variance.

Textbook-1; 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 (discrete), 4.2 (discrete),

Textbook-2;

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

5

Special Discrete Distributions ( Uniform, Bernoulli, Binomial, Hypergeometric,).  

Textbook-1; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3,

Textbook-2;

3.5, 3.6, 3.7

6

Geometric, Negative Binomial, Poisson Distributions

Textbook5.4, 5.5, 5-6                           

Textbook-2;

      3.6, 3.7

7

Continuous Random Variables. Probability Density Function. Review exercises.  EXAM I

Textbook-1; 3.3, 4.1 (cont.), 4.2 (cont.)

Textbook-2;

4.1, 4.2

8

Special Continuous Distributions (Uniform, Normal, Normal Approximation to Binomial, Gamma, Exponential).

Textbook-1; 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4

Textbook-2;

4.3, 4.4, 4.5

9

Special Continuous Distributions (Uniform, Normal, Normal Approximation to Binomial, Gamma, Exponential).

Textbook-1; 6.5, 6-6, 6.7                                                                                         

Textbook-2;

4.3, 4.4, 4.5

10

Joint, Marginal and Conditional Distributions. Covariance and Correlation. Conditional Mean and Variance. Independence of Random Variables. 

Textbook-1;  3.4

Textbook-2;

5.1, 5.2,

11

Covariance and Correlation. Conditional Mean and Variance. Independence of Random Variables. 

Textbook-1; Rest of chapter 4

Textbook-2; Rest of chapter 4

12

REVIEW PROBLEMS, EXAM II

Textbooks

Textbooks

13

Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

Textbook-1; Chapter 1 Chapter 8.1-8.6

Textbook-2; Chapter 1

14

Hypothesis Testing

Textbook-1; Chapter 10

Textbook-2; Chapter 9

 

Recommended Sources

Textbooks

TEXT BOOK-1: Probability & Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, R.E. Walpole, R.H. Myers, S.L. Myers, and K. Ye, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2007

OR

TEXT BOOK-2 :  Modern Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Jay L. Devore,Kenneth N. Berk, Springer

Additional Resources

  • Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, D.C. Montgomery, G.C. Runger, Wiley.
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, J.L. Devore.
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

2

50

QUIZ

5

10

Lab Work

0

 

Term Project

 

 

Total

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

       

X

 

2

an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

   

x

     

3

an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs

       

 

 

4

an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

       

 

 

5

an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

       

x

 

6

an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

       

 

 

7

an ability to communicate effectively

           

8

the broad education is necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

           

9

a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

           

10

a knowledge of contemporary issues

           

11

an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

       

x

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Excluding the exam weeks: 12x Total course hours)

12

4

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

4

56

Midterm examination

2

2

4

Quiz

5

1

5

Final examination

1

3

3

 

 

 

 

Total Work Load

 

 

116

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5