Probabilities and Statistics

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
4.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Luis Miguel Lindinho da Cunha Mendes Grilo

Background knowledge of Calculus and Algebra.

Provide the students with the basics of some key statistics techniques and methodologies, mainly quantitative, that will allow them to design and implement solutions to different problems under uncertainty conditions.

1. Probability (axioms and theorems),
2. Discrete and continuous random variables;
3. Theoretical probability distributions (discrete and continuous);
4. Sampling(mean, variance and sample proportion)
5. Point and interval estimation parameters,
6. Parametric hypothesis tests (mean, variance and population proportion);
7. Correlation and simple linear regression.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment(two written tests); Exam assessment (one written test).

- Mann, P. (2001). Introductory Statistics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Grilo, L. (2013). Probabilidades e Estatística. Conceitos Teórico-Práticos. Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal: Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
- Gama, S. e Pedrosa, A. (2004). Introdução Computacional à Probabilidade e Estatística. Porto - Portugal: Porto Editora
- Guimarães, R. e Cabral, J. (2007). Estatística. Lisboa - Portugal: McGraw-Hill

Method of interaction
Lectures and practical classes.

Software used in class