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STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 Online Online timetabled
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 option in the Mathematics and Statistics major sequence
- Level 3 elective
- This unit introduces basic notions and applications of random processes, i.e. randomly evolving dynamical systems which exhibit dependencies over time. The core material focuses on the simplest and most important class of such processes, namely, Markov-dependent processes which occupy discrete states and evolve in discrete or continuous time. Fundamental concepts and properties are introduced and explained (rather than proved). This unit emphasises modelling and numerical computation.
- Students are able to (1) apply statistical reasoning to analyse the essential structure of problems involving random processes; (2) extend their knowledge of mathematical and statistical techniques and adapt known solutions to different situations; (3) communicate effectively with others; (4) present mathematical results in a logical and coherent fashion; (5) undertake continuous learning, aware that an understanding of fundamentals is necessary for effective application; and (6) use symbolic mathematics applications to compute numerical attributes of specific Markov chain/process models.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) tests; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Thomas Stemler
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- Lectures: 5-hours per fortnight; Labs: 2-hours per fortnight