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Course syllabus for

Academic year
LMA522 - Statistics with applications  
Tillämpad matematisk statistik
Course syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Mathematics

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 65131
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme overview
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0118 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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TIMEL MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


Peter Hegarty

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The courses LMA401 Calculus and MVE580 Linear algebra and differential equations, or corresponding knowledge.


The course intends to give the students knowledge in basic probability theory and statistical inference. This knowledge is essential for the understanding of the statistical methods and tests used in technical and natural sciences.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • understand how different situations are influenced by chance.
  • calculate risks.
  • draw conclusions from surveys.
  • plan experiments using factorial and fractional factorial designs.
  • apply control charts; to construct them and draw conclusions about the examined process.
  • decide if a production process produces articles that will meet the customer s demand.


Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, dependent and independent events, discrete and continuous distributions, expectation, variance, the central limit theorem (without proof), interval estimation. Experimental designs, factorial designs, fractional factorial designs, blocking, randomisation. Statistical quality control, control charts, acceptance sampling procedures.


The course consists of 35 lectures in which exercises are included and one obligatory laboratory work.


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Examination including compulsory elements

To pass the course the student must pass both a thesis and one laboratory work. The maximum point on the thesis is always 50. To pass the thesis (grade 3) the student needs to get at least 20p. 30p is required for grade 4 and 40p for grade 5.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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