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Skills you will gain

Bayes' TheoremBayesian ProbabilityProbabilityProbability Theory

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: Four weeks, 3-5 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
18 minutes to complete

Welcome to Data Science Math Skills

This short module includes an overview of the course's structure, working process, and information about course certificates, quizzes, video lectures, and other important course details. Make sure to read it right away and refer back to it whenever needed...
1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Course Information5m
Weekly feedback surveys10m
4 hours to complete

Building Blocks for Problem Solving

This module contains three lessons that are build to basic math vocabulary. The first lesson, "Sets and What They’re Good For," walks you through the basic notions of set theory, including unions, intersections, and cardinality. It also gives a real-world application to medical testing. The second lesson, "The Infinite World of Real Numbers," explains notation we use to discuss intervals on the real number line. The module concludes with the third lesson, "That Jagged S Symbol," where you will learn how to compactly express a long series of additions and use this skill to define statistical quantities like mean and variance....
10 videos (Total 93 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Sets - Medical Testing Example11m
Sets - Venn Diagrams7m
Numbers - The Real Number Line9m
Numbers - Less-than and Greater-than6m
Numbers - Algebra With Inequalities10m
Numbers - Intervals and Interval Notation7m
Sigma Notation - Introduction to Summation9m
Sigma Notation - Simplification Rules7m
Sigma Notation - Mean and Variance12m
4 readings
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
A note about the video lectures in this lesson10m
A note about the video lectures in this lesson10m
Feedback10m
4 practice exercises
Practice quiz on Sets15m
Practice quiz on the Number Line, including Inequalities25m
Practice quiz on Simplification Rules and Sigma Notation20m
Graded quiz on Sets, Number Line, Inequalities, Simplification, and Sigma Notation35m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Functions and Graphs

This module builds vocabulary for graphing functions in the plane. In the first lesson, "Descartes Was Really Smart," you will get to know the Cartesian Plane, measure distance in it, and find the equations of lines. The second lesson introduces the idea of a function as an input-output machine, shows you how to graph functions in the Cartesian Plane, and goes over important vocabulary....
8 videos (Total 72 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Cartesian Plane - Distance Formula10m
Cartesian Plane - Point-Slope Formula for Lines8m
Cartesian Plane: Slope-Intercept Formula for Lines7m
Functions - Mapping from Sets to Sets7m
Functions - Graphing in the Cartesian Plane11m
Functions - Increasing and Decreasing Functions10m
Functions - Composition and Inverse10m
3 readings
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
Feedback10m
3 practice exercises
Practice quiz on the Cartesian Plane15m
Practice quiz on Types of Functions20m
Graded quiz on Cartesian Plane and Types of Function40m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Measuring Rates of Change

This module begins a very gentle introduction to the calculus concept of the derivative. The first lesson, "This is About the Derivative Stuff," will give basic definitions, work a few examples, and show you how to apply these concepts to the real-world problem of optimization. We then turn to exponents and logarithms, and explain the rules and notation for these math tools. Finally we learn about the rate of change of continuous growth, and the special constant known as “e” that captures this concept in a single number—near 2.718....
7 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Tangent Lines - The Derivative Function9m
Using Integer Exponents7m
Simplification Rules for Algebra using Exponents11m
How Logarithms and Exponents are Related12m
The Change of Base Formula4m
The Rate of Growth of Continuous Processes11m
3 readings
A note about the video lectures in this lesson10m
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
Feedback10m
3 practice exercises
Practice quiz onTangent Lines to Functions10m
Practice quiz on Exponents and Logarithms40m
Graded quiz on Tangent Lines to Functions, Exponents and Logarithms45m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Probability Theory

This module introduces the vocabulary and notation of probability theory – mathematics for the study of outcomes that are uncertain but have predictable rates of occurrence. We start with the basic definitions and rules of probability, including the probability of two or more events both occurring, the sum rule and the product rule, and then proceed to Bayes’ Theorem and how it is used in practical problems....
8 videos (Total 66 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Joint Probabilities6m
Permutations and Combinations12m
Using Factorial and “M choose N”6m
The Sum Rule, Conditional Probability, and the Product Rule8m
Bayes’ Theorem (Part 1)10m
Bayes’ Theorem (Part 2)5m
The Binomial Theorem and Bayes Theorem8m
4 readings
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
A note about the video lectures in this lesson3m
Feedback10m
4 practice exercises
Practice quiz on Probability Concepts25m
Practice quiz on Problem Solving25m
Practice quiz on Bayes Theorem and the Binomial Theorem25m
Probability (basic and Intermediate) Graded Quiz50m
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By ASJan 12th 2019

Effective way to refresh and add the Data Science math skills! Thanks a lot! At the time of the study some of the quizzes content were not rendering correctly on mobile devices (both iPad and Android)

By PSJul 23rd 2017

This is neat little course to revise math fundamentals. I generally find learning probability a little tricky. This course helped me a lot in better understanding Bayes Theorem. Thank you professors.

Instructors

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Daniel Egger

Executive in Residence and Director, Center for Quantitative Modeling
Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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Paul Bendich

Assistant research professor of Mathematics; Associate Director for Curricular Engagement at the Information Initiative at Duke
Mathematics

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