Probability and Statistics I
FSI-S1PCompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2016/2017Winter semester3. year of study5 credits
The course makes students familiar with descriptive statistics, random events, probability, random variables and vectors, probability distributions, random sample, parameter estimation, tests of hypotheses and statistical software Statistica. Seminars include solving problems and applications related to mechanical engineering.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students obtain needed knowledge from the probability theory, descriptive statistics and mathematical statistics, which will enable them to understand and apply stochastic models of technical phenomena and processes based upon these methods.
Mode of delivery
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Rudiments of the differential and integral calculus.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Neubauer J., Sedlačík M., Kříž O.: Základy statistiky. Praha: Grada Publishing. 2012. (CS)
Montgomery, D. C. - Runger, G.: Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, New York. 1994. (EN)
Hogg R.V., McKean J., Craig, A.T.: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics. Pearson, Cloth. 2013. (EN)
Karpíšek, Z.: Matematika IV. Statistika a pravděpodobnost. Brno : FSI VUT v CERM, 2003.
Meloun, M. - Militký, J.: Statistické zpracování experimentálních dat. Praha : PLUS, 1994.
Michálek, J. Matematická statistika pro informatiky. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1987. (CS)
Lamoš, F. - Potocký, R.: Pravdepodobnosť a matematická štatistika. Bratislava : Alfa, 1989.
Zvára, K., Štěpán, J.: Pravděpodobnost a matematická statistika. Praha : Matfyzpress, 2002. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements: active participation in seminars, mastering the subject matter, passing both written exams and semester assignment acceptance.
Examination: Evaluation based on points obtained for semester assignment (0-12points) and a test (0-88points). The exam test consists of two parts: a practical part (2 tasks from the theory of probability: probability and its properties, random variable, distribution Bi, H, Po, N and discrete random vector; 2 tasks from mathematical statistics: point and interval estimates of parameters, tests of hypotheses of distribution and parameters); a theoretical part (4 tasks related to basic notions, their properties, sense and practical use,and proofs of two theorems); evaluation: each task 0 to 18 points and each theoretical question 0 to 4 points; evaluation according to the total number of points (scoring 0 points for semestral assignment, any practical part task, any theoretical part task means failing the exam): excellent (90 - 100 points), very good (80 - 89 points), good (70 - 79 points), satisfactory (60 - 69 points), sufficient (50 - 59 points), failed (0 - 49 points).
Language of instruction
The course objective is to make students majoring in Mathematical Engineering acquainted with methods of probability theory, descriptive and mathematical statistics, and with statistical software Statistica as well as to encourage students` stochastic way of thinking for developing mathematical models with the emphasis on engineering branches.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at seminars is controlled and the teacher decides on the compensation for absences.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
Random events, field of events, and probability (properties).
Conditioned probability and independent events(properties).
Reliability of systems. Random variable (types, distribution function).
Functional characteristics of discrete and continuous random variables.
Numerical characteristics of discrete and continuous random variables.
Basic discrete distributions A, Bi, H, Po (properties and use).
Basic continuous distributions R, N, E (properties and use).
Random vector, types, functional and numerical characteristics.
Distribution of transformed random variables.
Random sample, sample characteristics (properties, sample from N).
Parameter estimation (point and interval estimates of parameters Bi and N).
Testing statistical hypotheses.
Testing hypotheses of parameters of Bi and N.
seminars in computer labs
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Descriptive statistics (one-dimensional sample with a quantitative variable). Software Statistica.
Descriptive statistics (two-dimensional sample with a quantitative variables). Combinatorics.
Probability (properties and calculating). Semester work assignment.
Conditioned probability. Independent events.
Written exam (3 examples). Functional and numerical characteristics of random variable.
Functional and numerical characteristics of random variable - achievement.
Probability distributions (Bi, H, Po, N), approximation.
Random vector, functional and numerical characteristics.
Written exam (3 examples).
Point and interval estimates of parameters Bi and N.
Testing hypotheses of parameters Bi and N.
Testing hypotheses of parameters Bi and N - achievement. Tests of fit.
Regression line, estimates, tests, and plots.