Probability and Statistics

  • Gerard O’Regan
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


This chapter discusses probability and statistics and includes a discussion on discrete random variables; probability distributions; sample spaces; sampling; the abuse of statistics; variance and standard deviation; hypothesis testing. Statistics is an empirical science that is concerned with the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. They allow the behaviour of a population to be studied and inferences to be made about the population.


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    G. O’Regan, Mathematics in Computing, Second edn. (Springer, 2012)Google Scholar
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    S.M. Ross, Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (Wiley Publications, New York, 1987)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallow, County CorkIreland

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