Sciences Po, Fall 2012 (archive)

Euro-American Campus, Reims

Level 1 groups: François Briatte

Level 2 groups: Max Fathi

What you get in this course:

- essential notions in
**calculus**,**probability**and**statistics** - small-scale, abstract problems that imitate real-world parameters
- three exams to verify that you are working on improving your skills

The course is pencil-and-paper only.

Please refer to the **course syllabus** for details.

Read CK-12 Calc (1)

Read CK-12 Calc (2-3 & 6)

Example applications:

- calculation of growth rates
- calculation of compound interest
- calculation of exponential decay

Read CK-12 Adv Prob & Stats (3–6)

Example applications:

- likelihood of a discrete event
- likelihood of a binomial variable
- likelihood of a Bernoulli trial

Read CK-12 Adv Prob & Stats (7–8)

Example applications:

- assess the normality of a distribution
- calculate a 95% confidence interval
- read a two-tailed t-test (example output)

- GNU Octave and Sage – free, open-source mathematical software
- Overleaf and Texmaker — typeset documents and equations in LaTeX
- Wolfram Alpha — solves and plots functions, among many things

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