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Honoursmodule: The Dangerous World of Mathematics & Statistics

In this course, it will be demonstrated that it is very important to use mathematical and statistical techniques in a proper way. It will be seen that these disciplines are not always used in a proper way in industries and science. Moreover, you will learn more about the mathematics of finance, other dimensions, probability calculus, paradoxes, mathematical models and other dimensions.

Topics that will be covered in-depth include Descriptive Statistics, Probability Calculus, Conditional probabilities, Bayes’ rule, Statistical and Mathematical paradoxes, Mathematical Reasoning, Noise, Huge and Small numbers in Science, Mathematics of Finance, geometric and arithmetic sequences, the fourth dimension, the (mis)use of Statistics and Mathematics in Science and Industry, Mathematical Riddles, Fractals, Chaos, Complex number theory, (systems of) difference and differential equations.

Schedule

The schedule will be available on Datanose.

Registration

Registration is open to second-year or third-year Bachelor's students participating in an Honours programme. Between 8 June 10 am and  12 June 11 pm, you can register by completing the online registration form that will appear on our website Honoursmodules IIS.  

Please note: Registration is not through SIS. Placement is at random. There is no guarantee for placement if you register after June 12, so make sure you register on time. You will hear for which course(s) you are registered in the week of 20 June.  

If you have any questions, please contact us at Honours-iis@uva.nl

SDGs in education

The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website

More information

Facts & Figures
Mode Honours programme
Credits 6 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in November