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STAT 3410: Introduction to the Theory of Probability and Statistics I

(Cross-listed with MATH 3410).
Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Laboratory 2.

Prereq: MATH 2650 or MATH 2650H
Probability; distribution functions and their properties; classical discrete and continuous distribution functions; multivariate probability distributions and their properties; moment generating functions; transformations of random variables; simulation of random variables and use of the R statistical package. Graduation Restriction: Credit for only one of the following courses may be applied toward graduation: STAT 3410, STAT 3470, STAT 4470, or STAT 5880. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

The curriculum in liberal arts and sciences with a major in statistics is designed to prepare students for (1) statistics positions in business, industry or commerce, nonprofit institutions, and in state or federal government; and (2) graduate study in statistics. Positions include the following types of work: statistical design, data visualization, analysis and interpretation of experiments and surveys; data processing and analysis using modern computation facilities and statistical computing systems; application of statistical principles and methods in commercial areas such as finance, insurance, industrial research, technology, marketing, manufacturing, sports analytics, quality control, and nonprofit organizations, such as institutions involved in health care or medical research.