TMA4240 - Statistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Descriptive statistics. Probabilities for an event and stochastic variables. Independent and
dependent stochastic variables. Conditional probability. Univariate and multivariate probability distributions. The most important classes of univariate probability distributions. Extreme
variables. Point estimation, interval estimation and hypothesis testing for one and two sample
data. Simple linear regression.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student knows the mathematical basis for probability and statistical inference, can recognise simple statistical standard situations in technology and natural sciences, and know how these situations can best be analysed. Furthermore the student understands
the concepts of statistics and probability sufficient to be able to communicate with a trained statistician in more complicated situations.

2. Skills. The student can calculate probabilities for events in simple situations. Further, the student can apply his or her knowledge of probability and statistics to recognise and analyse data from simple statistical situations in technology and natural sciences, also using descriptive statistics. Furthermore, the student is able to communicate with a trained statistician in more complicated situations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, recommended problems and compulsory exercises. Written final examination is the basis for the grade awarded in the course. Retake of examination may be given as
an oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

see «Teaching methods and activities».

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF5060 7.5
ST0201 3.7
ST0101 3.7
ST1101 3.7
ST1201 3.7
TMA4245 7.5
ST0202 7.5 01.09.2008
SIF5062 7.5 01.09.2008
ST6201 3.7 01.09.2008
ST6200 3.7 01.09.2008
ST0103 7.5 01.09.2009
MET1002 7.5 01.08.2017
AR100219 7.5 01.09.2019
REA1154 7.5 01.09.2019

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2020-11-26

Submission 2020-11-26

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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