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An Intuitive Introduction to Probability

This course will provide you with a basic, intuitive and practical introduction into Probability Theory. You will be able to learn how to apply Probability Theory in different scenarios and you will earn a "toolbox" of methods to deal with uncertainty in your daily life. The course is split in 5 modules. In each module you will first have an easy introduction into the topic, which will serve as a basis to further develop your knowledge about the topic and acquire the "tools" to deal with uncertainty. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete 5 exercise sessions to reflect about the content learned in each module and start applying your earned knowledge right away. The topics covered are: "Probability", "Conditional Probability", "Applications", "Random Variables", and "Normal Distribution". You will see how the modules are taught in a lively way, focusing on having an entertaining and useful learning experience! We are looking forward to see you online!

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Rating 4.7 based on 179 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort You will have to invest about 3-4 hours per module to acquire the taught knowledge.
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Zurich via Coursera
Instructor Karl Schmedders
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Language English
Subjects Data Science Mathematics
Tags Data Science Personal Development Probability And Statistics

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very good in 15 reviews

Excellent introductory course - thank you Karl, very good teacher, much appreciated.

brilliant cases,but too easy very good course.

Very good course!!!

Very good introductory course.

Very good and quick intro course!

A very good course, especially if you are interested in the applications of probability theory.

Very good examples, really makes you want to learn more about probability I love probabilities now!

Very good course but better have a scientific background to understand clearly week 5.

introduction to probability in 11 reviews

It gives a nice introduction to probability with engaging examples.

Very good introduction to probability with interesting application.

Good and remarkably easy introduction to probability theory.

Super educational and funny way to teach an introduction to Probability!

Easy, smart, and funny introduction to probability.

This is a superbly crafted course, as it truly gives an intuitive introduction to probability.

it was a very nice course that explained probability in a simple way It is a gentle introduction to probability.

a very gentle introduction to Probability.

real world in 11 reviews

The fact that the professor demonstrates the real world applications of probability (there are many case studies) helps me appreciate the concepts that have been taught.

It is a great introductory course into probability, with tons of real world examples.

The chosen real world applications really helped me to understand the subject better.

Very good introductory course with relevant real world examples to understand the concepts better without just showing some formulas.

I value the real world approach.

You'll get a sense of how important a role this intriguing subject plays in the real world thanks to the inclusion of its applications.

The real world application examples really help to deepen ones intuitive understand of the concepts presented.

That being said the usage of multiple real world problems like Monty Hall, Prosecutor's Dilemma and the brilliant explanation for solutions helped me derive great clarity on key concepts.

recommend this course in 9 reviews

I really enjoyed and recommend this course.

I would highly recommend this course .

Would recommend this course to anyone interested in probability.

Recommend this course to those who feel that probability would be difficult but would like to learn!

This indeed is a intuitive introduction to probability, I would highly recommend this course.

Would recommend this course for someone who want to learn about basics.

I will definitely recommend this course to any other people.

I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to learn about the fundamentals of probability, even those who don't use the subject in their career or lives.My only bit of criticism would be that the course relies on intermittent checks for understanding as the sole criterion for passing the course rather than longer, broader problem sets.

very well in 9 reviews

Very well taught course!

This course has been very well explained by prof. Karl and easy to follow.

Really fascinating course very well done.

A great introduction to the subject, very well taught and with engaging and fun exercises.

very well structured course , a must take for someone who is looking for a career in field of analytics and statistics.

It started out very well, but towards the end there was inadequate intuition provided.

This course was very well taught.

The information is simple, and through examples it becomes very well acquired.

easy to understand in 8 reviews

Excellent course with lucid explanations and illustrations, quite easy to understand for those with no background knowledge.

Very easy to understand the explanations.

This is an amazing course that Pr Karl's lively lecture make difficult and complicated concept simple and clear, not only easy to understand but also easy to apply.

This course provides an intuition behind each of the important concepts that makes it easy to understand why certain things are done the way they are done.

It made probability concepts easy to understand.

Very useful, interesting and easy to understand.

Easy to understand, funny, straightforward, and taught in such a way that it is immediately clear as you are learning how these skills can be used in the real world.

Well narrated, really easy to understand.

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Rating 4.7 based on 179 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort You will have to invest about 3-4 hours per module to acquire the taught knowledge.
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Zurich via Coursera
Instructor Karl Schmedders
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science Mathematics
Tags Data Science Personal Development Probability And Statistics

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