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Lecture# Stochastic Models for Communications

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This lecture covers random vectors, stochastic models for communications, joint probability density, marginal probability density, independent random variables, functions of two random variables, linear function case, examples of sum of two random variables, expectation, covariance, joint characteristic function, conditional probability density, conditional expectation, complex random variables, Gaussian random variables, and multivariate Gaussian random variables.

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COM-300: Stochastic models in communication

L'objectif de ce cours est la maitrise des outils des processus stochastiques utiles pour un ingénieur travaillant dans les domaines des systèmes de communication, de la science des données et de l'i

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