SOW-BKI137
Probability Theory
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BKI137
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryB1 (First year bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Artificial Intelligence;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. M. Hinne
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M. Hinne
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Examiner
dr. M. Hinne
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Academic year2021
Period
PER2  (08/11/2021 to 28/01/2022)
Starting block
PER2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISNo
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
This course is an elementary introduction to the concepts of probability and uncertainty, both of which are fundamental to Artificial Intelligence. In the course, you will learn how to derive probabilities, as well as how to reason and calculate with them.
Content
In the course we cover the following topics:
  • Probability as relative frequency.
  • Combinatorics, orderings and permutations.
  • Discrete and continuous probability distributions.
  • Expectation and variance.
  • Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem, conditional independence.
  • Simulating random numbers from a given probability distribution.
Level
B1
Presumed foreknowledge
Elementary calculus is recommended.
Test information
Your final grade for this course is based on a written exam, with a possible bonus based on homework exercises.
Specifics
Please sign up for any course at (https://portal.ru.nl/home), it is obligatory.

Students who are enrolled for a course are also provisionally registered for the exam. Pay attention: participation in the exam is only possible if all relevant conditions laid down in the EER are met. Students who, after being checked are found not to meet these conditions, shall be excluded from the exam. In that case participation is possible on special grounds and with a permit written by the student counselor. 

Re-examination: register at (https://portal.ru.nl/home) until five days prior to the date of the exam.

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Required materials
Texts
The primary course material is freely available on the website https://www.probabilitycourse.com/. In addition, lecture slides and links to additional reading will be made provided. All material can be accessed via Brightspace.
Costs:0.00

Instructional modes
Course

Remark
The course consists of weekly lectures and practical sessions

Working group
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock PER2, Block PER3, Block PER4

Assignments
Test weight0
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock PER2