ECE 341 - Probability and Random Processes for Engineers

Description:  Credit 3. Probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, transformation of random variables, expectation, generating functions, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, estimation, random processes, stationarity, applications.

Prerequisite: ECE 310

Textbooks:  Probability and Stochastic Processes: A friendly introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers, by R.D. Yates and D.J. Goodman, (First Edition) John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

References: Introduction to Probability and Random Processes, J.I. Aunon and V. Chandrasekar, McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineers, by Y. Viniots,
McGraw-Hill, 1998.


  • Probability 
  • Random Variables 
  • Discrete and Continuous Distributions 
  • Joint and Conditional Densities 
  • Transformation of Random Variables 
  • Expected Values and Moment Generating Functions 
  • Hypothesis Testing 
  • Estimation in Communications 
  • Random Processes, Gaussian and Poisson Arrival Process 
  • Autocorrelation and Stationarity 
  • Applications (examples: packet-switched networks, biomedical 

  • systems, communication in noise, data compression, radar