Statistics and Stochastics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode WISTATBK12
Vaknaam Statistics and Stochastics
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Statistics and Stochastics
Leerdoelen The aim of the course is that
• the students learn to reason from a probabilistic point of view;
• the students learn how to implement a statistical test to solve problems in a business-engineering environment.

The student is able
1) to formulate a business problem into a stochastic framework;
2) to apply appropriate statistical distributions in an engineering business environment;
3) to interpret data from an applied problem in terms of descriptive statistics and/or visualizations;
4) to determine a confidence interval in a context of statistical estimation;
5) to choose, apply and evaluate outcomes from an appropriate statistical test given available data.
Omschrijving Basic probabilistic thinking underlies many important decision making procedures in engineering and business settings. It provides the basis describing various business processes, such as product quality, for which important predictions of future behavior are possible. It also underlies testing hypothesis about product quality or its improvement. The simple linear model makes it possible to predict future outcomes of a response quantity given measurements on a predictor variable. All concepts will be illustrated by examples from engineering. This course covers the following themes:
- Definition of probability and conditional probability
- Expectation and Variance
- Random variable, discrete, continuous
- Joint probability distribution
- Point estimators, Confidence interval
- Statistical test on single or mores samples
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S)
(Total hours of lectures: 28 hours, practicals: 14 hours, home work: 70 hours, self-study: 28 hours)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(six assigned homework sets and written exam)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. W.P. Krijnen
Docent(en) dr. W.P. Krijnen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers 6th edition, Wiley Douglas C. Montgomery & George C. Runger 978-1118539712
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes no prior knowledge acquired from any course unit(s), degree programme(s).
Opmerkingen Two assignments count for 15 percent each and the exam for 70 percent of the final mark, if the assignment marks are larger than that for the exam. If the exam mark is lower than 5.5, then this is taken as the final mark. Assignments are incentive to increase the mark, but these are not obliged. It is possible to pass the course with a perfect mark without completion of assignments.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Industrial Engineering and Management 1 semester II b verplicht