ENGS 27: Discrete and Probabilistic Systems

Offered

16F: 10A
Cybenko

Textbooks  
A First Course in Probability, Sheldon Ross, 9th Edition, Pearson Education Limited, ISBN 10: 1-292-02492-5

17F: 10
Cybenko

Prerequisites

MATH 8 and either ENGS 20 or COSC 1 and COSC 10. PHYS 13 or CHEM 5 recommended.

Dist

TAS

This course is an introduction to probabilistic methods for modeling, analyzing, and designing systems. Mathematical topics include the fundamentals of probability, random variables and common probability distributions, basic queueing theory, and stochastic simulation. Applications, drawn from a variety of engineering settings, may include measurement and noise, information theory and coding, computer networks, diffusion, fatigue and failure, reliability, statistical mechanics, ecology, decision making, and robust design.