Probability: Random Isn't So Random

Five multicolored dice on a white background.

Throwing dice is a method of generating random numbers. (Image courtesy of sgs 1019 on Flickr.)


Vina Nguyen

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A lot of events in our life seem random or impossible to predict. However, with probability theory we can learn more about these things to solve interesting problems that range from the lottery to diagnosing medical diseases. By teaching you basic principles and more advanced topics about theorems and models, this class will give you the tools to see the world in a different way that may not be intuitive but is proved by the math behind it.

Vina Nguyen. Probability: Random Isn't So Random. Summer 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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