MS&E 121 |
Introduction to Stochastic Modeling |

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**Prerequisites**

Topics You Should Know
Entering MS&E 121:

**Probability:**

Setting up "word problems" as
probability calculations

Independence

Conditional probability

Computing probabilities via conditioning

Bayes' formula

Random variables

Convolution

Expected values

Computing expected values via conditioning

Variance and standard deviation

Special distributions:

Bernoulli

Binomial

Geometric

Poisson

Uniform

Exponential

Gamma

Normal

Law of large numbers

Central limit theorem

**Calculus****:**

Integrating basic functions of one
variable

Differentiating functions of a single variable

Maximizing/minimizing functions of a single variable

Fundamental theorem of calculus

**Linear
Algebra:**

Writing systems of linear equations
using vector/matrix notation

Calculating the sum and product of two matrices

Calculating the n'th power of a matrix

**MS&E
121 Pre-Quiz:**

There is a pre-quiz that you
should take before starting MS&E 121. This quiz is intended to be
a self-assessment tool on the quantitative abilities students will need in
MS&E 121 to be successful.

You can download the pre-quiz
from here.