MATH2216 Statistical Methods and Theory (3 units)
- MATH1005 Calculus I or MATH1006 Advanced Calculus I or HKDSE Mathematics with Module 1/2, MATH2207 Linear Algebra or MATH2205 Multivariate Calculus (recommended)
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This course deals with the elementary probability theory and the mathematical foundation of some commonly used statistical methods. First the rigorous mathematical frame of the probability theory based upon the concepts of random variables and probability distributions are introduced. The general procedures of statistical inference, such as parameter estimation, hypothesis test, analysis of variance are demonstrated with detailed discussion about their mathematical features. Students are required to comprehend the most commonly used probability distributions and their relations. Central Limit Theorem and related statistical application should be well understood. Several optimal schemes for the estimation accuracy and the hypothesis test power form another important part of the course.
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