This is a basic course in statistics for engineering students in order to acquire the skills to do elementary statistical analysis of data. The relationship between the sample and the population is important here.The student will receive an introduction to the structure of probability distributions starting from theory (probability)or from an experiment.With these, probabilities can be calculated. Common probability distributions are discussed with emphasis on the judicious choice of the appropriate probability distribution, depending on the context.
Based on sample results, the student is able to make estimates about the parameters of a probability distribution or the nature of the probability distribution itself. The student can draw judiciously a sample, can analyze the results and process them graphically. Correlation and regression are also discussed.
As a tool we use Matlab since we use this software throughout the entire curriculum for calculations and simulations. For a basic course in statistics, the available statistical functions in Matlab are more than adequate.