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About the Course

This course will provide you with a basic, intuitive and practical introduction into Probability Theory. You will be able to learn how to apply Probability Theory in different scenarios and you will earn a "toolbox" of methods to deal with uncertainty in your daily life. The course is split in 5 modules. In each module you will first have an easy introduction into the topic, which will serve as a basis to further develop your knowledge about the topic and acquire the "tools" to deal with uncertainty. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete 5 exercise sessions to reflect about the content learned in each module and start applying your earned knowledge right away. The topics covered are: "Probability", "Conditional Probability", "Applications", "Random Variables", and "Normal Distribution". You will see how the modules are taught in a lively way, focusing on having an entertaining and useful learning experience! We are looking forward to see you online!...

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The course content was very accurate for an introductory level. The instructor explains clearly all the topics and gives real life examples for a better understanding of the theoretical concepts.


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What an incredible course! Dr. Schmedders' energy combined with his knowledge made for an insightful introduction to probability that I will use as a launchpad for further explorations!

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By Shweta n

Oct 21, 2020

i liked the nice broken down explanations, sometimes during the excercise and table my mind would wobble but on repeat watching it, it was understood

By Monika M

Dec 3, 2019

Excellent course for beginners! It has really sparked an active interest of probability and has prepared me for an intermediate statistics course.

By Maksim U

Jan 13, 2019

The course was just awesome! Both instructors are super charismatic and give extremely clear life examples to illustrate their points. Thank you.

By Nika I

Oct 13, 2019

The course was very interesting and informative. I repeated what I knew and studied everything I had never heard of. Everything was very clear.

By Reethika B

Jun 9, 2022

It was an interesting course. The lectures were taught in a fun and educative way. I hope to take more courses from the University of Zurich.

By Rohit M

May 30, 2017

Great effort by both, Instructor and TA. Very good collection of quiz questions. Which enhanced the learning's form this course. Great work!!!

By Igor I

Jun 10, 2017

Great course! Fun professor, easy to listen. Very good for learning basic skills in calculating probability. Fun exercises (Millenium Falcon)

By Денисов А

Mar 28, 2021

Thank you so much to Karl and Jose! A very interesting, fun, easy-to-learn course! I want to continue my studies with Karl in other courses!

By Hui W

May 31, 2024

I like the instructor and the very friendly introduction course. I would recommend this course to people who are interested in probability.

By Calvin D

Oct 19, 2022

It was a delight to go through the course , It was intresting and exciting to learn Probabilty and its applications . Cheers to the team .

By Ms. N B A H

Sep 3, 2020

Its a great course to learn basic knowledge about probability. Love the simple example and yet easy to understand. Recommended this course.

By Alexander D

Aug 25, 2020

Great teacher, great information. Some classes are a lot to digest for a beginner and may take a few re-watches before fully comprehending.

By Feng L

Jun 30, 2020

Nicely explained by Karl, a great lecture for students to really understand the concepts. Looking forward to the next level of probability.

By Cupid C

Jan 18, 2024

Exceptionally well presented course which was thorough fairly simple to follow. The instructor was also very entertaining and encouraging.

By Preetha J

Jul 6, 2018

Great course with truly interesting and engaging lectures. Lecturer is excellent and exercises at the end of each module are very helpful.

By michael s

Sep 18, 2023

learn probability, distribution. clear and interesting explanations. conditional probability, binomial probability, normal distribution.

By Walid Z

Nov 4, 2018

Simply excellent. I had a lot of fun learning about probabilities and clarifying some notions that I missunderstood.

Thank you very much

By Alex H

Aug 26, 2022

The content is really well-made and it's a great intro to stats/probability without a lot of math, if that's what you're looking for.

By Celina A G K

Jan 30, 2021

Great course. Really enjoyed it and indeed, now I don't hate probability anymore. Thank you so much for the great and fun information.

By Somil A

Jun 23, 2021

Practical examples and explanation - not getting into complex probability theory (balancing). Wish there was a next advanced version.

By Atulya G

Jun 12, 2017

A wonderful course for beginners in probability. Interesting problem set and exercises, especially the applications of Benford's law.

By Lavitra S

Dec 30, 2020

It was really great and as we call it, it was very intuitive. I liked this course a lot and it was a great explanation from Karl Sir

By Mauricio M P

Jul 1, 2020

In some formulas it is necessary to separate the operations with square brackets. There are times when the operations are confused.

By Raghu T P

Feb 18, 2018

Instructor is simply awesome. The way lecture is delivered with superb examples. Its an excellent course and no one shoudl miss it.

By Patrick M

Jul 19, 2023

The lectures and real-world examples were captivating. Taking this course sparked my interest in learning more about Probability.