Math 4510/5510 - Intro to Probability - Fall 2014

Quiz on Chapter 6 will be given on Mon 12/1

Sample Test 2 Solutions

Sample Test 1 Solutions


Instructor: Sergei Kuznetsov, Math 318, Phone: 2-4579 (donít leave messages, send an e-mail instead), e-mail:, Office Hours: MWF 1-2 p.m. or by appointment.

Grader: Kathleen Smith, Math 210, e-mail, office hours: by appointment only

Lectures: MWF 12-12:50 p.m. in FLMG 157

Text: Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 9-th edition, Prentice Hall, 2013.

Material to be covered: Most of Chapters 1 to 8 (see tentative schedule below).

Prerequisites: Calculus 1-2-3 (Math 1300/2300/2400 or equivalent).

Homework: There will be weekly homework assignments during the semester. You should try to do the problems on your own. However, you are welcome to discuss the problems with each other and with me.

Late Homework Policy: No penalty if you ask for extra time in person or by e-mail before the due date or if you have a documented excuse. Otherwise, late homework is accepted for half credit for one week after the due date. No homework will be accepted if it is more than one week late.

Quizzes: There will be 10-15 minutes quizzes, one per Chapter, during the semester.

Examinations: There will be two in-class midterms and a final (in-class, 2.5 hours).

Grading Policy: Homework (20 %), Quizzes (10%), Midterms (20% each), and Final (30%).

5510 students: Students enrolled into Math 5510, will have to do extra "in-depth" homework problems (must be submitted on a separate page) as well as extra (take home) problems on the tests. They will also have to study extra sections of the text and (tentatively) do a project on those extra sections.

Final Exam: Dec 15, 10:30 am Ė 1 pm, covers Chapters 1-8.

Tentative schedule:

Week of



Aug 25

1.1 to 1.5


Sep 1

2.1 to 2.3

Labor Day

Sep 8

2.4, 2.5, 3.2

Sep 15

3.2 to 3.4


Sep 22

4.1 to 4.2


Sept 29

Review, 4.3-4.4

1st midterm:Oct 1, covers Chapters 1-3

Oct 6

4.5 to 4.8


Oct 13

4.9, 5.1-5.2

Oct 20

5.3-5.5, 5.7


Oct 27


Be aware! From this point on, multiple integrals are required

Nov 3

Review, 6.4

2nd midterm: Nov 5, covers Chapters 4 & 5

Nov 10

6.5, 7.1-7.3


Nov 17


Nov 24

Fall break

Dec 1



Dec 8