How can we accurately model the unpredictable world around us? How can we reason precisely about randomness? This course will guide you through the most important and enjoyable ideas in probability to help you cultivate a more quantitative worldview.
By the end of this course, you’ll master the fundamentals of probability and random variables, and you’ll apply them to a wide array of problems, from games and sports to economics and science.
What is this?
A collection of interactive quizzes that will help you master probability, written by experts and guided by Brilliant.org's Principles for Learning.
Who is this for?
This course is enjoyed by people ranging from high school students to adult hobbyists, but is especially useful for college students needing a technical understanding of probability and random variables.
What should I know?
You'll need an understanding of basic algebra.
For a lighter introduction to probability through games, see the Games of Chance course.
About 50 quizzes, containing over 300 carefully crafted guided problems and explanations. It will take approximately 20-30 hours to complete.
Think probabilistically and explore the wide-reaching applications of probability.
Get the basics down.
Update your assumptions with the information around you.
Sports, economics, science, and more.
You aren't a true card shark unless you know your probabilities.
The language of random variables: independence, distributions, and more.
Know what outcome to expect when you're dealing with randomness.
It's the mathematical way to describe how erratic your random variable is.
Use these models to connect the theory to the real-world.
When the world gets continuous, calculus meets probability.
Model heights, stocks, or just about anything else with these distributions.
Push the frontiers of your knowledge with these probabilistic techniques.