Probability and statistics

We dare you to go through a day in which you never consider or use probability. Did you check the weather forecast? Busted! Did you decide to go through the drive through lane vs walk in? Busted again! We are constantly creating hypotheses, making predictions, testing, and analyzing. Our lives are full of probabilities! Statistics is related to probability because much of the data we use when determining probable outcomes comes from our understanding of statistics. In these tutorials, we will cover a range of topics, some which include: independent events, dependent probability, combinatorics, hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, regression, and inferential statistics. So buckle up and hop on for a wild ride. We bet you're going to be challenged AND love it!
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Independent and dependent events

Introduction to probability. Independent and dependent events. Compound events. Mutual exclusive events. Addition rule for probability.

Probability and combinatorics

Permutations and combinations. Using combinatorics to solve questions in probability.

Statistical studies

Descriptive statistics

Measures of central tendency and dispersion. Mean, median, mode, variance, and standard deviation.

Random variables and probability distributions

Random variables. Expected value. Probability distributions (both discrete and continuous). Binomial distribution. Poisson processes.

Regression

Fitting a line to points. Linear regression. R-squared.

Inferential statistics

Making inferences based on sample data. Confidence intervals. Margin of error. Hypothesis testing.

Independent and dependent events

Introduction to probability. Independent and dependent events. Compound events. Mutual exclusive events. Addition rule for probability.
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Basic probability

Can I pick a red frog out of a bag that only contains marbles? Is it smart to buy a lottery ticket? Even if we are unsure about whether something will happen, can we start to be mathematical about the "chances" of an event (essentially realizing that some things are more likely than others). This tutorial will introduce us to the tools that allow us to think about random events.

Venn diagrams and adding probabilities

What is the probability of getting a diamond or an ace from a deck of cards? Well I could get a diamond that is not an ace, an ace that is not a diamond, or the ace of diamonds. This tutorial helps us think these types of situations through a bit better (especially with the help of our good friend, the Venn diagram).

Dependent probability

What's the probability of picking two "e" from the bag in scrabble (assuming that I don't replace the tiles). Well, the probability of picking an 'e' on your second try depends on what happened in the first (if you picked an 'e' the first time around, then there is one less 'e' in the bag). This is just one of many, many type of scenarios involving dependent probability.

Basic set operations

Whether you are learning computer science, logic, or probability (or a bunch of other things), it can be very, very useful to have this "set" of skills. From what a set is to how we can operate on them, this tutorial will have you familiar with the basics of sets!