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