Course detail

Mathematics 4

FAST-BA004CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Winter semester3. year of study5  credits

Discrete and continuous random variable and vector, probability function, density function, probability, cumulative distribution, transformation of random variables, independence of random variables, numeric characteristics of random variables and vectors, special distribution laws. Random sample, point estimation of an unknown distribution parameter and its properties, interval estimation of a distribution parameter, testing of statistical hypotheses, tests of distribution parameters, goodness-of-fit tests, basics of regression analysis.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to solve simple practical probability problems and to use basic statistical methods from the fields of interval estimates, testing parametric and non-parametric statistical hypotheses, and linear models.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Basics of the theory of one- and more-functions (derivative, partial derivative, limit and continuous functions, graphs of functions). Calculation of definite integrals, double and triple integrals, knowledge of their basic applications.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Continuous and discrete random variable (vector), probability function, density function. Probability.
2. Properties of probability. Cumulative distribution and its properties.
3. Relationships between probability, density and cumulative distributions. Marginal random vector.
4. Independent random variables. Numeric characteristics of random variables: mean and variance, standard deviation, variation coefficient, modus, quantiles. Rules of calculation mean and variance.
5. Numeric characteristics of random vectors: covariance, correlation coefficient, covariance and correlation matrices.
6. Some discrete distributions - discrete uniform, alternative, binomial, Poisson - definition, using.
7. Some continuous distributions - continuous uniform, exponential, normal, multivariate normal - definition applications.
8. Chi-square distribution, Student´s distribution - definition, using. Random sampling, sample statistics.
9. Distribution of sample statistics. Point estimation of distribution parameters, desirable properties of an estimator.
10. Confidence interval for distribution parameters.
11. Fundamentals of hypothesis testing. Tests of hypotheses for normal distribution parameters.
12. Goodness-of-fit tests. Chi - square test. Basics of regression analysis.
13. Linear model.


The students should get an overview of teh basic properties of probability to be able to deal with simple practical problems in probability. They should get familiar with the basic statistical methods used for interval estimates, testing statistical hypotheses, and linear model.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer