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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The objective of this course is to introduce the students to basic probability, probability distributions and statistical inference with technical applications.

Learning outcomes

Having successfully completed this course the student will be able to:
- understand basic concepts of probability like event, sample space, conditional events and independent events
- understand continuous and discrete probability distributions
- make calculations with the normal, binomial and Poisson distributions
- understand descriptive statistics
- understand statistical inference. Use sample data to make point and interval estimation and hypothesis testing.

Course contents

1. Basic probability theory
2. Probability distributions
5. Normal distribution
6. Binomial and Poisson distributions
7. Descriptive statistics
8. Point estimation (statistical inference)
9. Interval estimation (statistical inference)
10. Hypothesis testing (statistical inference)
11. Linear regression analysis

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary Mathematics

Previous course names

2005-2006, Matematik 3

Recommended or required reading

Lennart Råde: Inledning till sannolikhetslära och statistik

Jonsson, Dag och Norell, Lennart: Ett stycke statistik

Allan Gut: Sant eller sannolikt

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • - 13 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 43 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 90 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Skön Kim


Skön Kim

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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