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Probability

Probability, it’s like Marmite, you either love it or you want to beat it down a pipe and run away screaming. Guess which applies to me. However, it’s extremely useful in the real world. Not just in the obvious areas of gambling, insurance and finances but also in machine learning, optimisation and pretty much any area of physics involving experiments. Much of introductory probability revolves around set theory and integration of functions.

The Cambridge mathematics undergraduate degree includes in its first year a Probability which covered the following areas;

  • Combinatorical approaches
  • Axiomatic probability
  • Discrete and continuous random variables
  • Moments and generating functions

This is a 1st year lecture course.

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