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MT5825   Measure and Probability Theory

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

This module introduces some of the powerful techniques and ideas of modern mathematical analysis and mathematical probability theory that are important both in analysis in its own right and in its many applications in mathematics and science. The module will include topics such as: measure theory, the mathematical foundations for probability theory, law of large numbers. Mathematical analysis and the use of probabilistic methods in analysis is one of the active research areas within the School, and the choice of topics will reflect current activity.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT3502 or pass MT4004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 165

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Todd