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Mathematical Techniques in Statistics - STA3710

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: STA2603 or STA2610
Purpose: To gain a basic understanding of matrix presentations and be able to apply calculus in statistical calculations. After completion of this module students should have mastered the basics of matrix calculations; know about linear dependence and independence; determine the three matrix reductions; invert a matrix; find eigen values; apply all these techniques in statistics. Students should be able to solve problems where differentiation and integration techniques have to be applied. Other topics include generalized inverses, Kronecker products and matrix differentiation.