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Lecture# Probability and Statistics

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This lecture covers various inequalities such as Chebyshov's inequality and Hoeffding's inequality, as well as the concepts of joint Gaussian distribution and normal distribution transformations. It also discusses the estimation of risk in financial markets and the classification method testing. The lecture emphasizes theoretical calculations and practical applications of probability and statistics.

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MATH-232: Probability and statistics

A basic course in probability and statistics

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