# Syllabus for Statistics for Engineers

Statistik för ingenjörer

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

## Syllabus

• 5 credits
• Course code: 1MS008
• Education cycle: First cycle
• Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Mathematics G1F
• Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
• Established: 2008-03-18
• Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
• Revised: 2010-04-26
• Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
• Applies from: Autumn 2010
• Entry requirements:

Calculus 2 alt Calculus for Engineers, Algebra and Vector Geometry

• Responsible department: Department of Mathematics

## Learning outcomes

In order to pass the course (grade 3) the student should

• know a number of methods and techniques for visualisation of data sets;

• be able to compute probabilities in simple cases;

• have a basic knowledge of stochastic variables and some common probability distributions;

• understand the meaning of the central limit theorem;

• have developed an intuitive understanding of randomness and random behaviour;

• understand the use of point and interval estimates for some typical statistical problems;

• know the method of regression for fitting measured data;

• be aware of some typical engineering applications of probability and statistics, e.g. reliability and quality control.
• ## Content

Descriptive statistics: measures of location and variation, frequency tables, bar diagrams, histograms, other diagrams and tools for visualisation. Introductory combinatorics and probability theory. Probability distributions: binomial, Poisson, normal, exponential. Central limit theorem. Point and interval estimation. The method of regression. Engineering applications, selected examples.

## Instruction

Lectures and problem solving sessions.

## Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course. Moreover, compulsory assignments may be given during the course.