MATH 4510: Intro to  Probability


Spring 2017

MWF 10:00PM-10:50PM

Room: ECCR 151


Instructor: Dr. Janos Englander



How to reach me:


Office: MATH 324.

Phone: 303-492-4846 (with voice mail)


Office Hours:    Monday and Friday 11-12



*** NO HW UNTIL JAN 27! ***

    

                                                                                         

Grader and her email:

Huiyu Zhang

huzh1658@colorado.edu


PREREQS.:


*MATH 2400 (Calc 3) or APPM 2350

*MATH 3130 (Linear algebra)

*Credit NOT granted for this course and APPM 3570, ECEN 3810, or      MATH 3510.


Warning: In the course we will use double integrals several times. You really need to know this stuff from Calculus! If you are not comfortable with double integrals, you may want to reconsider taking this course.




Course Content:

 

1) combinatorial probability

2) random variables

3) discrete and continuous distributions

4) joint distributions

5) expected value

6) Law of Large Numbers and Central Limit Theorem


(This is more or less the first 8 chapters in the book.) 


If time permits, we will study the basics of  Poisson processes and Markov chains.

(This is the beginning of Chapter 9.)


Course Grading:


10 percent: Attendance

25 percent: HW 

13 percent: First Midterm

12 percent: Second Midterm

40 percent: Final Exam

 


The required text for this course is


A First Course in Probability, 8/E ,

by Sheldon Ross  


TAKE A LOOK


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It's important you buy this book because:

  1. There will be required reading from the book

  2. Homework assignments will come from the book

  3. I will test on material from the book

  4. It will help you get a better grade in my course


There is a new (9th) edition too, but we will follow the numbering of the 8th edition in the HW.



Enrollment questions:

Please see the Registrar's web page, or call their office. If you still have problems, then see Tiffany at the Math. Dept. Office

 


Exam Dates:

Midterms: TBA

Final: TBA




SOME HELP:

Last year’s midterm: CLICK

A final from 2009: CLICK

A final from 2011: CLICK


Another MT with solutions: SOLUTIONS 





HOMEWORK/READING ASSIGNMENTS:

The numbers refer to the textbook (8th edition).


SET 1:


Chapter 1, Problems 7, 9, 13, 15, 18, 20, 27, 30

Read Chapter 1 and 2.1.-2.3


SET 2:


Chapter 2, Problems 1,2,3,8,11,15,16

Read Chapter 2 and 3.1.-3.2c


SET 3:


Chapter 3, Problems 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Read Chapter 3.3


SET 4:


Chapter 3, Problems 13, 14, 15, 23, 26, 31(a)-(b)

Read Chapter 3.4, 3.5


SET 5:


Chapter 4, Problems  1, 2, 3, 5, 25(a)-(b), 28

Read Chapter 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6


SET 6:


Chapter 4, Problems  30(a)-(b), 33, 38(a)-(b), 40, 51, 52, 57(a)-(b)

Read Chapter 4.7, 4.8.1, 4.8.3


SET 7: 

Chapter 5, Problems  3,4,6,7,11,13

Read Chapter 4.10, 5.1, 5.2


SET 8: 

Chapter 5, Problems  15, 19, 21 (see table on p. 201)

Chapter 6, Problems 10, 11, 21

Read Chapter  5.3, 5.4 (except 5.4.1), 5.5, 6.1


SET 9: 

Chapter 6, Problems 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 39

Read Chapter  6.2

 



           


Enrollment questions:

Please see the Registrar's web page, or call their office. If you still have problems, then see Tiffany at the Math. Dept. Office



Eating/drinking policy: That’s fine.

Texting policy: No texting in class.

Graded homework policy: It’s fine to keep the graded homework, but if you chose to keep it, then there will be no further discussions on partial credits.




Last but not least:


SOME IMPORTANT CU POLICIES  (clickable)