ST2004 - Applied Probability I 


2018/2019


Module Code: ST2004

Module Title: Applied Probability I (module descriptor)

Credit Value: 5

Cohorts: MSISS, CSL(JS)

Week range: 03-08, 10-14 

Semester: S1 (Michaelmas) 

Total hours: 33 (28 classes + 5 labs)


Textbook: Tijms, "Understanding Probability" (pages indicated below refer to 3rd edition).

Additional material will be provided when needed.


Schedule:

Monday, 9 am - 10 am, Lab ICT 1 (weeks 3-8), LB107 (weeks 10-14)

Tuesday, 5 pm - 6 pm, LB08

Wednesday, 3 pm - 4 pm, LB04


Material (password protected):

11/09/18: slides (pdf)

12/09/18: slides (pdf)

18/09/18: slides (pdf)


Labs:

17/09/18: lab1 - instructions (pdf) and template (xlsx)

24/09/18: lab2 - instructions (pdf) and template (xlsx)


Syllabus (lecture by lecture):

11/09/18: Monte Carlo approach, Empirical Law of Large Numbers, Birthday problem (via simulation).

Textbook: Section 2 (pp. 18-25), Section 3 (pp. 75-80, 3.1.4 excluded).


12/09/18: True and pseudo random number generation, Multiplicative congruential method, Random generation from an interval, Random generation from integers.

Textbook: Section 2.8 (pp. 52-59), Section 2.9.4 (pp. 62-63).


17/09/18: Lab 1: generating random passwords.


18/09/18: 


19/09/18:


20/09/18:


24/09/18: Lab 2: does skill win the league?