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Probability Foundations for Electrical engineers

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course will introduce the basic foundational aspects of probability theory primarily to an electrical engineering audience. In communications, signal processing and networking applications, probability theory and models play a vital role in design and implementation. This course will prepare a student to take courses such as Digital/Wireless Communications, Adaptive Signal Processing and Communication Networks.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested LearnersPRE-REQUISITES : Basic calculusINDUSTRY SUPPORT : This course is not directly relevant to industries. It is a fundamental course in probability.



Week 1: Probability spaceWeek 2: Conditional probabilityWeek 3: IndependenceWeek 4: Discrete random variables
Week 5:Conditional and joint distributionsWeek 6: Independent random variables, functions of two random variablesWeek 7: Continuous random variablesWeek 8: Jointly distributed random variablesWeek 9: Transformations of random variables, Expectations
Week 10:Expectation, Variance and Correlation
Week 11: Conditional Expectation
Week 12:Law of large numbers

Taught by

R Aravind and Andrew Thangaraj

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