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Mathematical probability prerequisites

  1. Aug 14, 2011 #1
    For anyone who has taken mathematical probability, what prerequisite(s) did you have? At my school, Calc IV is the only prerequisite. I ask because we are notorious about not having prerequisites lined up properly so I don't want to waste my time with this class if I don't have the proper prerequisites.

    In particular, is a mathematical probability course worth taking if it doesn't require real analysis? I've seen courses such as this one that require real analysis (Radon-Nikodym theorem, measure space, etc), so having not had those, is it worth it?
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  3. Aug 14, 2011 #2
    Can you list the topics of your probablity course?? I can probably guess the prereqs from those...
  4. Aug 16, 2011 #3
    From what I've seen, most undergraduate level probability classes don't require measure theory. Most of the important theoretical results can be proven, but a few are glossed over. I certainly don't think it would be a waste of time to take the class, especially if you're interested in Statistics. Having a good background in probability is a huge help in any statistics class.
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