Introduction

Welcome to the Probability course website!

This course provides an introduction to probability. Please see the course syllabus for basic course information including grading policies, exam dates, and expectations.

In Math 336, students will undertake a systematic study of randomness. We will start with a brief foray into combinatorics before developing probability using an axiomatic approach. This will lead to a study of random variables. We consider both continuous and discrete random variables, and investigate several different theoretical distributions that are often used for modeling random variables. The course culminates in a study of limit theorems, most notably the famous Central Limit Theorem.

In order to enroll in Math 336, students must have passed Math 213 (Calculus 3) or the equivalent.