# 概率论导论

## Introduction to Probability

Learn probability, an essential language and set of tools for understanding data, randomness, and uncertainty.

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edX • 完成时间大约为 16
• 中级
• 英语

### 你将学到什么

How to think about uncertainty and randomness

How to make good predictions

The story approach to understanding random variables

Common probability distributions used in statistics and data science

Methods for finding the expected value of a random quantity

How to use conditional probability to approach complicated problems

### 课程概况

Probability and statistics help to bring logic to a world replete with randomness and uncertainty. This course will give you tools needed to understand data, science, philosophy, engineering, economics, and finance. You will learn not only how to solve challenging technical problems, but also how you can apply those solutions in everyday life.

With examples ranging from medical testing to sports prediction, you will gain a strong foundation for the study of statistical inference, stochastic processes, randomized algorithms, and other subjects where probability is needed.

### 课程大纲

Unit 0: Introduction, Course Orientation, and FAQ
Unit 1: Probability, Counting, and Story Proofs
Unit 2: Conditional Probability and Bayes' Rule
Unit 3: Discrete Random Variables
Unit 4: Continuous Random Variables
Unit 5: Averages, Law of Large Numbers, and Central Limit Theorem
Unit 6: Joint Distributions and Conditional Expectation
Unit 7: Markov Chains

### 预备知识

Familiarity with U.S. high school level algebra concepts; Single-variable calculus: familiarity with matrices. derivatives and integrals.

Not all units require Calculus, the underlying concepts can be learned concurrently with a Calculus course or on your own for self-directed learners.

Units 1-3 require no calculus or matrices; Units 4-6 require some calculus, no matrices; Unit 7 requires matrices, no calculus.

Previous probability or statistics background not required. Apple 广告
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