Statistics Reflection

My first semester of statistics was a very interesting experience. In the beginning it started out simple with some of the concepts that I had learned in high school. After a a few weeks it started to get a little challenging with all of the concepts like Poisson distribution and T-distribution. At that time these concepts were new to me but now I am familiar with them thanks to professor Halleck and his power point slides. I also learned about excel as well which will definitely come in handy in the workplace, in other classes and in daily life. Now that the semester is over I plan on strengthening my probability skills over the summer to prepare me for my next statistics class and computer science class. I hope that I get a good professor like professor Halleck.

Statistics and Probability

My experience in this course was a very positive one. I’ve learned how to find and assign probabilities to events by using condition probability and using the counting methods. I also learned how to determine whether or not data supports a hypothesis or claim with a certain alpha level by finding the z score and p value and seeing how it related to the alpha level. Overall, I learned the importance of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data as well as how to draw conclusions from the data being examined. I can use what I learned and apply it to the field of telecommunications.

Cars vs. Public Transportation

One of the more polarizing debates is whether or not it is safer to travel by a car or other forms of transportation which includes train, bus, etc. It is known that about 1.3 million people die on road crashes every year. However, there is still a fear or doubt of public transportation that people have in likelihood because of how accidents relating to public transportation are covered. There are even some countries that have made mass transit an aspect of life. This graph shows the fatalities of people of take various forms of transportation. U.S analyst Todd Litman found that riding a commuter or intercity rail is 20 times safer than driving. He even cites research that shows that cities with higher transit ridership usually have a lower capita traffic fatality rates.    https://cleantechnica.com/2015/01/05/truth-safe-transit-compared-driving/

Telecommunications and Statistics

Statistics and probability share a relationship with telecommunications. Telecommunications by definition is communication over a distance whether it is by means of a capable, telephone, or by broadcasting. In order to enhance the effectiveness in which signals are communicated, a collection and analysis of data would be needed. This analysis and the collection of data could include the strength of the signal as it pertains to where and its being transmitted and received. Data collection and analysis could be used to determine the cause and circumstances under which the signal you want to send goes through or not. Based on what you find, it can be determined what methods could be used to strengthen the signal.

How statistics relates to my major?

Hello, my name is Jahmar and I am a college student currently studying computer science. When it comes to computer science statistics is heavily involved. From probability to combinations and permutations. There are coding terms in the program C++ that refer back to some of these concepts especially like arrays and vectors. It is very important for me to firmly grasp the fundamentals of statistics so that I will be able to improve my understanding when it comes to data mining and machine learning. I hope that I can take the knowledge that I learn from this class and use it in my everyday life.

how statistic and probability relates to my major?

Hello0! my name is Karma Tsering. This is my first time taking Probability and Statistic course as a Computer Science student. This course relates to my majors in many ways. Statistic helps to store data and analyze the outcome of the data. Probability gives a percentage of a chance if an experiment is going to fail or succeed. This are crucial to Computer Science because it allows software engineers to write new codes or create new technology that can solve tasks more efficiently for example apps such as Facebook, and YouTube etc or devices like cellphone ,laptop etc. Software engineers can manipulate the outcome of the experiment by controlling the probability rate of success . These are all possible because of statistics and probability. Statistic and probability relates to anything that’s done more than once. Its a way to predict future based on past .