# 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 287 ratings 6 weeks You will have to invest about 3-4 hours per module to acquire the taught knowledge. Jul 31 (19 weeks ago) \$49 University of Zurich via Coursera Karl Schmedders On all desktop and mobile devices English Data Science Mathematics Data Science Personal Development Probability And Statistics

## What people are saying

introduction to probability

It gives a nice introduction to probability with engaging examples.

Very good introduction to probability with interesting application.

very good course

brilliant cases，but too easy very good course.

Very good course!!!

highly recommend this course

I would highly recommend this course .

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

easy to follow

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

The examples are also intuitive and easy to follow along.

Wish there was a follow-up with more advanced material.

Can I have more advanced course of this The instructor is so great.

real world applications

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.

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

real life

Good course to get examples on real life examples on probability I liked the instruction style and example used.

I have been teaching probability for many years, but this course helped me to get a lot of insight about real life applicaions.

normal distribution

However, sometimes, the professor doesn't spend enough time on certain concepts (in my case, Standard normal distribution) which makes it challenging to follow his instructions.

The course explains probability and normal distribution concepts in a way it is easier to follow.

life examples

Very clear explanations of complex concepts and with every day life examples.

Both instructors are super charismatic and give extremely clear life examples to illustrate their points.

so much

Thank you so much professor Karl Schmedders, the TA, and the whole Coursera team..

Thank you so much.

prof. karl

Cheers to Prof. Karl Schmedders, He was amazing.

If you want to have fun with probability the course of Prof. Karl Shmedders is for you.

other courses

There are a lot other courses about probability and statistics that goes way deeper, but this one imho is definitely the best to start, since it explains thoroughly the basic concepts, letting the student overcome their initial counter-intuitivity.

More intuitive than other courses I have taken on the same subject.

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