IIT Bhubaneswar

MA6L001 Mathematical Methods (Probability and Statistics)




Probability: Random variables (rv) and their properties, some standard discrete and continuous rv, Expectation, Variance, moments, moment generating functions, functions of a rv, their distribution and moments, joint, marginal and conditional distribution and independence of rvs, Central limit theorem.

(No. of Lectures - 12)


Statistics: Sampling distributions, Point and interval estimation, Testing of hypothesis, Goodness of fit and contingency tables, ANOVA.

                                                                                                                 (No. of Lectures - 12)

Main Text Books

1.      Introduction to Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications, Liliana Blanco Castaneda, Viswanathan Arunachalam, S Dharmaraja, Wiley, 2012.

2.      Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queueing and Computer Science Applications, Kishor S. Trivedi, John Wiley, second edition, 2001. 

3.      Introduction to Probability Models, Sheldon M. Ross, Academic Press, ninth edition, 2000.

4.      4. A.M. Gun, M.K. Gupta and B.S. Gupta, Fundamentals of Statistics, World Press, 2008.

Reference Books

1.       A.J. Hayter, Probability and Statistics, Duxbury, 2002.

2.       J.B. Scarborough, Numerical mathematical analysis, oxford & IBH Publishing, 2000.

3.       R.W. Hamming, Numerical Methods for Scientist and Engineers, McGraw Hill, 1998.

4.       J.H. Mathews and K.D. Fink, Numerical Methods using MATLAB, Pearson Education, 2004.


Tutorial Sheets

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Tutorial Sheet 1 Tutorial Sheet 1 Answer

Tutorial Sheet 2

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