## MATH10013: Probability and Statistics (first half)

This is the web page for first half of the Level 1 course 'Probability and Statistics'
lectured by
Professor Oliver Johnson of the
School of Mathematics
of Bristol University.

Lectures take place throughout teaching block 1 apart from Reading Week (Week 6).

Lectures: Monday 1pm Victoria Rooms, then either Tuesday 11am Priory Road LT or Wednesday 10am Priory Road 2D1 (check your timetable)

Problem classes: Friday 11am Priory Road LT

Optional drop-in sessions: 12pm Tuesdays G83 Fry Building or send me an email to try to fix a meeting at other times.

There will be two assessed quizzes counting for 5% credit, deadlines midday on Thursday 19th October (Week 4) and 17th November (Week 8)

### Lecture notes and Problem Sheets

Revision sessions: 2018 exam and 2018 exam solutions

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### Books

*A First Course in Probability*by S. Ross (copies available in the Queens Building library)

### Diversions and links from lectures

Lecture 1: Humans
are not good at generating random numbers -- see guessing game

Lecture 2: Ramsey's theorem
(see also Quanta
magazine)

Class 1: Birthday problem

Lecture 3: MIT Blackjack Team

Lecture 4: Lateral flow test positivity - see also (Conditional) Probability is likely to confuse people

Lecture 5: German tank problem -- see also my Substack post

Lecture 6: 10 pin bowling

Class 2: Beating roulette

Lecture 7: Double your money?

Lecture 8: Monty Hall Problem

Lecture 9: Fermi estimation

Lecture 10: Drake equation

Class 3: Fighting a truel

Lecture 11:
Benford's Law: Testing Benford's law

Lecture 12: Spurious correlations

Class 4: Infinite Jest tennis match

Lecture 13: Risk win probabilities

Lecture 14: Alan Turing and probability

Lecture 15: Taskmaster donut game

Lecture 16: Quincunx

Class 5: How to win the lottery by
using maths

Lecture 17: Random walks and electrical networks

Lecture 18: Bertrand paradox

Lecture 19: questionnaires

Lecture 20: Metcheck
snow probabilities,
Bank of England
inflation predictions,
climate change scenarios