Office hours M 2:30-3:30, W 12:30-1:30, or by appointment in MATH 303.

Syllabus for course

Text: S. Ross, A First Course in Probability (Pearson, 9th Edition)

Date | Section and Topic | Read before class | Homework (T denotes Theoretical Exercise) | 5510 |

August 26 | Organization and Counting | Sections 1.1-1.3 | HW 1 due Sept 4: Chpt 1: 1, 4, 8, 11, 12, 19, 24, 25, 28, T2, T3 | T5, T8, T11 |

August 28 | Permutations and Combinations | Section 1.4 | ||

August 30 | Binomial and Multinomial Coefficients | Section 1.5 | ||

September 4 | Sample spaces; Probabilities | Sections 2.1-2.3 | HW 2 due Sept 11: Chpt 2: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, T2, T3 | T5, T9 |

September 6 | Properties of probabilities | Sections 2.4, 2.5 | ||

September 9 | Equiprobable sample spaces | Section 2.5 | ||

September 11 | Conditional probability | Section 3.1, 3.2 | Homework 3 due Sept 18: Chpt 2; 23, 28; Chpt 3, 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, T5 | T4, T7(a) |

September 13 | Conditioning on probability; Bayes's formula | Section 3.2, 3.3 | ||

September 16 | Law of total probability | Sections 3.3 | ||

September 18 | Independent events | Section 3.4 | Study for Exam 1: 1.2-1.5,2.2-2.5,3.1-3.3 | |

September 20 | Exam 1 |