Probability and Statistics

Learning Outcomes

  1. solve problems of evaluating probability of a given event
  2. recognize specific discrete or continuous distribution
  3. solve problems of evaluating expectation and variance of some distribution
  4. analyze given data
  5. solve problems of point and interval estimation
  6. use statistical tests
  7. demonstrate ability for mathematical modelling
  8. use critical thinking

Forms of Teaching


4 hours per week


1 hour per week

Independent assignments

each student must solve some problems on their own


6 hours per semester, 4 out of those 6 hours students work on their own

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Quizzes 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 50 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 90 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Probability; equally likely outcomes; geometric probability.
  2. Conditional probability; independence; law of yotal probability; Bayes' rule.
  3. Discrete random variables and random vectors; marginal distribution; conditional distribution.
  4. Moments; characteristic function; generating functions.
  5. Geometric Distribution; Binomial Distribution; Poisson Distribution.
  6. Random variables; probability distributions; probablitiy densities; Functions of random variables.
  7. Exponential distribution; normal distribution.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Random vectors; conditional probability distributions.
  10. Functions of random vectors; Law of large numbers and central limit theorem.
  11. Measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode); measures of dispersion (standard deviation, variance, quantile, and IQR); Unbiased point estimations; Maximal-likelihood estimation.
  12. Interval estimations; confidence intervals; Confidence Intervals for parameters of normal distribution.
  13. Hypothesis testing; type of errors; parametric hypothesis testing; sampling distributions.
  14. Hypothesis testing; type of errors; parametric hypothesis testing; sampling distributions; Pearson's Chi-squared Test (Goodness-of-fit tests, tests of independence and homogeneity).
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
(3. semester) (4. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
(4. semester)


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(1989.), Ž. Pauše, Uvod u matematičku statistiku, Školska knjiga, Zagreb
(1989.), Ž. Pauše, Riješeni primjeri zadaci iz vjerojatnosti i statistike, Školska knjiga, Zagreb

Associate Lecturers


Laboratory exercises


ID 183401
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
60 Lectures
15 Exercises
6 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

85 Excellent
70 Very Good
55 Good
45 Acceptable