- Code STAT7018
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Finance, Statistics
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Boris Buchmann
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2020
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The course offers an introduction into modern probability theory, including probability spaces, random variables, conditional probability and independence, limit theorems, Markov chains and martingales with an outlook towards advanced stochastic processes. The course will emphasise practical understanding and applications as well as a solid theoretical foundation for the subject.
The course will provide a sound foundation to progress to STAT7006 (Advanced Stochastic Processes), as well as other honours and post-graduate courses emphasizing mathematical finance, stochastic analysis and statistical as well as actuarial sciences.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain in detail the fundamental concepts of probability theory and its position in modern statistical and mathematical sciences and applied contexts;
- Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of complex probability theory techniques;
- Demonstrate in depth capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from probability theory; and
- Apply complex problem-solving techniques using probabilistic methods in various situations.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents will require a good background in introductory mathematical statistics and probability concepts, including random variables, probability distributions, etc.
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