## Math E-102 - Sets, Counting, and Probability

**Math E-102 - Sets, Counting, and Probability (Fall 2005, Harvard Extension School)**. Instructor: Professor Paul G. Bamberg. This online math course develops the mathematics needed to formulate and analyze probability models
for idealized situations drawn from everyday life. Topics include elementary set theory, techniques for systematic counting, axioms for probability, conditional probability, discrete random variables, infinite geometric series,
and random walks. Applications to card games like bridge and poker, to gambling, to sports, to election results, and to inference in fields like history and genealogy, national security, and theology. The emphasis is on careful application of
basic principles rather than on memorizing and using formulas.

Lecture 06 - Lying Witnesses and Simpson's Paradox |

Wisdom of Solomon; Eddington's Controversy; Affirmative Action; Simpson's Paradox.

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