STA104/MTH135: Probability

Text:Jim Pitman, Probability (1st edn, 7th corrected printing)
Note: Please consult the 135/104 home page for further information about the course. If Chapter ("Ch") column is green or blue, click on it for brief lecture notes about that week's classes. Homework solutions are not available for textbook problems (for copyright reasons). 1st and 2nd Midterms will be available online (along with histograms of class performance) once the tests have been graded. This syllabus was last revised , and may be superceded by later versions.

Syllabus, Fall 2008

1.Aug 26-28 Outcomes & Events HW 1 (Due Sep 4)
1.Sep 2-4 Conditional Probability (D/A ends Sep 5) HW 2 (Due Sep 11) (MH)
2.Sep 9-11 Binomial & Normal HW 3 (Due Sep 18)
2.Sep 16-18 Poisson & Hypergeometric HW 4 (Due Sep 25)
3.Sep 23-25 Discrete Random Variables HW 5 (Due Oct 2)
3.Sep 30-Oct 2 Mean, Variance & Expectation HW 6 (Due Oct 7)
1-3Oct 7-9 Review, 1st Midterm (Oct 9) PDF sheet (Hists of midterm, course avgs)
Oct 11-14 Fall Break (Midsemester grades reported)
4.Oct 16 Density Functions, CDFs, & survey HW 7 (Due Oct 23)
4.Oct 21-23 Change of Variable, Hazard & Survival HW 8 (Due Oct 30)
5.Oct 28-30 Independence & Joint Distributions HW 9 (Due Nov 6)
5.Nov 4-6 Functions of Random Vectors HW 10 (Due Tue Nov 11)
1-5Nov 11-13 Review for 2nd Midterm (Nov 18) (Hists of midterm, course avgs)
6.Nov 18-20 Midterm, Discrete Cond'l Dist'ns
6.Nov 25 Continuous Conditional Distributions HW 11 (Due Tue Dec 2)
Nov 26-30 Thanksgiving Recess (Thanksgiving is Nov 27)
6.Dec 2 - 4 Conditional Expectations, Review for Final
1-6Dec 14 Cumulative Final Exam (Sun 2-5pm) (Hists of exam scores, course avgs)