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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!...

Sep 17, 2017

Superb course. I am very impressed with the way the faculty explained real world examples through the probability concepts. I wish we can have more courses from him on statistics and machine learning.

Jun 17, 2017

Amazing course to understand the nature of probability and its applications. Lecture delivery by Karl is fabulous and the efforts put in by Jose is highly appreciable. Hoping for an advance course.

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By Nitin M

•Jul 05, 2017

It is a gentle introduction to probability. The professor and the teaching assistant are excellent. This indeed is a intuitive introduction to probability, I would highly recommend this course.

By hari

•Jul 02, 2017

Can I have more advanced course of this

By vidya b

•Sep 10, 2017

wonderful course, covers basic probability and its applications in the most interesting way i have seen ever.

By Olivier T

•Aug 27, 2017

Very good... a very good start to understand Probs...

By Stefano M

•Jan 11, 2018

Excellent explanations, clear, concise and fun. Best course I found on basic probability, really entertained me and got me stuck to the computer wanting to learn more. Definitely recommended!

By Nevzat C

•Jul 25, 2017

The way that Karl fallow is great. Very thanks to him.

By m.urban

•Jan 14, 2018

Thank you Professor Schmedders.

By MAURICIO W

•Oct 02, 2017

Brilliant!

By Budi P S

•Jun 10, 2018

Good introductory course!

By Ruben W

•Jun 03, 2017

Very good and fun to follow MOOC

By Antonio

•Jun 12, 2017

If you want to have fun with probability the course of Prof. Karl Shmedders is for you.

By HEDFI H

•Oct 22, 2017

This how probability should be taught.

By Amit m

•Mar 11, 2018

Very good introductory course. Teacher was passionate and explained even the smallest of details, which some professors tend to gloss over. It was a little too easy for me, so I'm hoping to see some intermediate/advanced courses from the professor.

By nishan p

•Jan 08, 2018

The best course I have taken on probability. The intuition for every concept was awesome. Thanks.

By Irina B

•Oct 28, 2017

Great course with interesting examples. Have a lot of motivation to continue learning theory of probability further.

By Learner4Life

•Feb 03, 2018

Very nice course. It does what the title says. Excellent instructor. Thank you so much professor

Karl Schmedders, the TA, and the whole Coursera team.

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By Krishna C C

•Feb 12, 2018

Very good introductory course with relevant real world examples to understand the concepts better without just showing some formulas. Really thankful to Prof. Schmedders and TA Jose for exercises. Note that some quiz questions in Wk-3 (3.2) are not opening in Chrome. Very good and quick intro course!

By Lakshmi N N

•Aug 09, 2017

Awesome course and learnt probability. More than the learning, the course kindled the interest to learn probability further. Thanks to Professor Karl and Jose. Looking forward for next course from you. Thank you.

By yijin

•Dec 27, 2017

provide intuitive explanations and examples of the most famous cases.

By Dmitriy K

•Aug 28, 2017

Excellent course for students seeking for understanding of underlying concepts of probability. The course structure and problems are very helpful. Application based problems help to see concepts discussed in the course in action. Would like to see a higher-level course on probability from Professor Schmedder.

By Anand D

•Jun 09, 2018

It is a great course that teaches you HOW to think about probability and really helped me find new ways to think of probability and Maths. Greatly appreciate the work put in by Karl Schmedders and Jose. Their enthusiasm for the subject is infectious even in a MOOC. :)

By Rebeca S O

•Dec 30, 2017

Very nice course

By Antonia

•Sep 25, 2017

Great introduction to probabilities. The lectures are easy to grasp and entertaining.

By ameya

•Dec 05, 2017

Simple to follow, structured well. Good examples. Both the professor and the teaching assistant do a great job.

By Camilo R

•Nov 05, 2017

The contain is very clear, much better than other courses and books. It would be a fantastic idea whether the Prof will launch a new MOOC Advanced Stat course :).