Learn the fundamentals of probability and how to quantify and visualize uncertainty.
Time to completeApprox. 5 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
About this course
In this unit, we will cover fundamental rules of probability including how to describe random events. We will cover topics such as set theory, conditional probability, joint probability, Bayes rule, probability distributions, and sampling distributions. These concepts are important in order to understand the likelihood of events, fit machine learning models, and perform hypothesis tests.
Syllabus4 lessons • 2 projects • 3 quizzes
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Projects in this course
Detecting Product Defects with ProbabilityDetermine the number of defective products made at a factory on a given day. Apply concepts from the Poisson distribution, including random variables, the probability mass function, the cumulative distribution function, and expected values.
Sampling Distributions Dance Party!Investigate sampling distributions of Spotify data!
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Frequently asked questions about Probability
Probability is a type of math that helps us determine the chances of something happening. For example: When you flip a coin, there’s a 50/50 chance of it landing on either heads or tails. That’s essentially what probability is — calculating the likelihood of a certain outcome or event.