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15.0791 Introduction to Applied Probability

Prereq: Calculus I (GIR)
U (Fall)
12 Units. REST

Presents probability from the perspective of applied mathematics, with strong emphasis on an intuitive overview of key theorems and continuing demonstrations of their usefulness. Covers the laws of probability and numerous important discrete and continuous random variables, both individually and in combination. Introduces simulation. Draws applications from economics, finance, engineering, marketing, public policy, operations management, and operations research. Meets with 15.079 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

A. Barnett, R. Larson

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Credit cannot also be received for 15.079, 18.600

Management (Course 15-1)

Degree Chart for Bachelor Science in Management (Course 15-1)