Course page for Math 4510/5510, Fall 2019


Course meets MWF from 9-9:50 pm in MUEN E417

Instructor: Professor David Grant.
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)


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Daily Schedule, Readings, and Homeworks


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