Applied Statistics

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Higher education teachers: Dolinar Gregor
Collaborators: Hajdinjak Melita
Subject code: 64257

Subject description


  • Enrolment into the study programme.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Basic concepts of probability: Combinatorics (permutations, combinations, …). Random variables (discrete, continuous) and their distributions (Gauss, Poisson, Weibull, …). Numerical characteristics (expected value, variance)


Statistic design: definition of statistical hypothesis, sampling plans. Data presentation. Estimation of parameters (definition and properties of estimators). Hypothesis testing (type one and type two error), confidence intervals, tests: parametric, non-parametric. Regression and correlation (linear, bivariate, multivariate). Time series (ARIMA, ARCH). Simulations (Monte Carlo method).

Objectives and competences:

Grasp the basics of probability theory and statistical methods. Being able to collect and interpret statistical data and to make a critical analysis of the results and measurements in technical engineering with appropriately chosen statistical methods. Use of some statistical data analysis software.

Intended learning outcomes:

Become familiar with statistical methods used in technical engineering, being able to distinguish among them, being able to make a statistical analysis with the help of appropriatestatistical software packages.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures,
  • laboratory work,
  • homeworks,
  • seminar assignment.

Study materials

  1. D. C. Montgomery, G. C. Runger: Applied statistics and probability for engineers, John Wiley & Sons, 6th Edition, 2013
  2. W. C. Navidi: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, McGraw-Hill, 2007
  3. G. Turk: Verjetnostni račun in statistika, Ljubljana, 2011
  4. M. Hladnik: Verjetnost in statistika, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2002
  5. R.S. Kenett, S. Zacks, D. Amberti: Modern Industrial Statistics: with Applications in R, MINITAB, and JMP, Wiley 2014

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics