470-2403 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics (UPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied Mathematics
Subject guarantorIng. Martina Litschmannová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
470-2403/01 2015/2016 2020/2021 4
470-2403/02 2015/2016 2020/2021 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the course a student will know the definition of basic concepts of probability and statistics and will be able to use their skills to solve fundamental problemes of probability and descriptive data analysis.

Teaching methods



This is an introductory course in statistics. The course will emphasize methods of applied statistics and data analysis. Theoretical considerations will be included to the extent that knowledge of theory is necessary for a sound understanding of methods and contributes to the development of data analysis skills and the ability to interpret results of statistical analysis. The objective of the course is to develop sufficient knowledge of statistical tools and procedures, understanding of the underlying theory on which the procedures are based, and facility in the application of statistical tools to enable the student to incorporate sound statistical methodology into other areas of his or her own work.

Compulsory literature:

Briš, R. (2011), Probability and Statistics for Engineers, VŠB-TU Ostrava, WEB: http://homel.vsb.cz/~bri10/Teaching/Bris%20Prob%20&%20Stat.pdf Dummer, R.M. (1998), Introduction to Statistical Science, VŠB-TU Ostrava, ISBN 80-7078-497-0

Recommended literature:

StatSoft, Inc. (2013). Electronic Statistics Textbook. Tulsa, OK: StatSoft. WEB: http://www.statsoft.com HILL, T. & LEWICKI, P. (2007). STATISTICS: Methods and Applications. StatSoft, Tulsa, OK.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.