Autumn 2019 STAT 30400

Course: STAT 30400

Title: Distribution Theory

Instructor(s):  Wei Biao Wu

Teaching Assistant(s): Pinhan Chen

Class Schedule: Sec 01: MW 9:00 AM–10:20 AM in MS 112 (class will meet in Jones 226 on Wednesday, 11/6)

Office Hours: 

Textbook(s): Severini, Elements of Distribution Theory, 1st edition. Recommended, not required.

Description: This course is a systematic introduction to random variables and probability distributions. Topics include standard distributions (i.e., uniform, normal, beta, gamma, F, t, Cauchy, Poisson, binomial, and hypergeometric); moments and cumulants; characteristic functions; exponential families; modes of convergence; central limit theorem; other asymptotic approximations.

Prerequisite(s): STAT 24500 and MATH 20500, or consent of instructor