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    • 16.1: Probability and Statistics
      A random variable X can have more than one value x as an outcome. Which value the variable has in a particular case is a matter of chance and cannot be predicted other than that we associate a probability to the outcome. Probability p is a number between 0 and 1 that indicates the likelihood that the variable X has a particular outcome x . The set of outcomes and their probabilities form a probability distribution.
    • 16.2: Spherical Coordinates
      Understand the concept of area and volume elements in cartesian, polar and spherical coordinates. Be able to integrate functions expressed in polar or spherical coordinates. Understand how to normalize orbitals expressed in spherical coordinates, and perform calculations involving triple integrals.
    • 16.3: Partial Differentiation
      The development of thermodynamics would have been unthinkable without calculus in more than one dimension (multivariate calculus) and partial differentiation is essential to the theory.


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