University of Zurich
An Intuitive Introduction to Probability
University of Zurich

An Intuitive Introduction to Probability

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Karl Schmedders

Instructor: Karl Schmedders

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29 hours to complete
3 weeks at 9 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module we will learn about probabilities and perform our first calculations using probability formulas. We want to get comfortable with the idea that probabilities describe the chance of uncertain events occurring.

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7 videos1 reading7 quizzes

The arrival of new information may lead us to alter our probabilistic assessments of uncertain events. In this module, we will learn how the concept of "conditional" probabilities allows us to make these changes correctly. Script of the course can be found here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/introductiontoprobability/resources/qxi9W

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6 videos1 reading6 quizzes

We will discuss some fascinating every-day applications of probability. In addition to entertaining examples, we will also review very serious applications from finance and law.

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6 videos6 quizzes

In this module we move beyond probabilities and learn about important summary measures such as expected values, variances, and standard deviations. We also learn about the most popular discrete probability distribution, the binomial distribution.

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8 videos1 reading8 quizzes

We want to get comfortable with the normal distribution. We will discuss what the famous bell curve really represents. And we will learn how easy it is to calculate normal probabilities.

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6 videos1 reading5 quizzes

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4.9 (539 ratings)
Karl Schmedders

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University of Zurich
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