After a brief but intensive study of the basic notions of estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance, the remainder of this course will be devoted to the study of stochastic processes. The discrete time processes studied will include independent processes, Markov chains, and random walks; the continuous time processes that are important are Poisson processes and Brownian motion. Emphasis will be placed on understanding of the concepts and communicating that understanding to others, rather than on correctness of answers and calculation.
Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
This course will focus on the creation of formally correct inductive and deductive arguments, and will train students to formulate mathematical theories and descriptions of specific and complex objects.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CADS)(CIS)(COMP)(DATA-MN)(IDEA-MN)(MATH)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One examination after the initial intensive study; one term project on stochastic processes; weekly homework assignments to be presented in class. Class attendance is essential for this course, and ample help will be given during the class periods.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The only formal prerequisite is Math 231 and it is expected that the student have some affinity to basic reasoning in mathematics, and in particular to counting and area calculation.
|Instructor(s): Keane,Michael S. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: SCIE141; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 8||SO: 7||FR: 2|
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