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36-217 Probability Theory and Random Processes Fall and Spring: 9 units This course provides an introduction to probability theory. It is designed for students in electrical and computer engineering. Topics include elementary probability theory, conditional probability and independence, random variables, distribution functions, joint and conditional distributions, limit theorems, and an introduction to random processes. Some elementary ideas in spectral analysis and information theory will be given. The use of a computer package will be an integral part of this course. Not open to students who have received credit for 36-221, 36-225, or 36-325. Prerequisite: 21-122,, 21-123, or 21-256. |