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TuWeFr 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 1068 East Hall

Homework:

1) Ch. 1, # 8c, 15, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30; Ch. 2, # 17, 21b, 32, 42, 43b, 45, 47. Due 7/8. solutions 

2) Ch. 3, # 16, 18a, 26, 36, 39, 47, 48, 53, 56, 62, 63c, 66, 70, 71. Due 7/15. solutions

3) Ch. 4, # 4, 14, 22b, 32, 38, 41, 43, 48. Due 7/22.

solutions

4) Ch. 4, # 54, 64b, 65b; Ch. 5, #1, 5, 7, 11, 13b, 18, 19, 21, 24, 27, 32, 33. Due 7/29.

solutions

5) Ch. 6, # 6, 8, 14, 27a, 32a, 33a, 34a. Due 8/7. 

solutions

6) Ch. 6, # 42a, 57; Ch. 7, # 9a, 12b, 16, 19a, 34, 39, 42a, 51.  Due 8/14.

Review problems for the second midterm.

Practice problems for the final.

Random links: 

A list of popular books on probability.  

Normal distribution applet

Central limit theorem applet. 

Formula that killed Wall Street (maybe). 

Integration by parts

This course introduces students to the theory of probability and to a number of applications. Topics include the basic results and methods of both discrete and continuous probability theory: conditional probability, independent events, random variables, jointly distributed random variables, expectations, variances, covariances. The material corresponds to most of Chapters 1-7 and part of 8 of Ross.

Text: Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 7th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2006.

Office hours: 3831 East Hall, 12-1 on days of class.

Grade: will be based on two midterm exams, 20% each; 30% homework; 30% final exam. Your lowest problem set score will be dropped. Class will be graded on a curve, details TBA.

Grader: Bettie Wade, bettiew@umich.edu

Homework: weekly problem sets, no late homework accepted. In each homework only part of the problems will be graded, but students will not be told which ones. All answers should be justified by a sound argument. An answer lacking justification will receive no credit.

Collaboration on the homework is allowed, but each person must write up his/her own solutions. 

Midterms: July 15th and July 31st. 

Exams are closed book, closed notebook. One problem on each midterm exam will be taken directly from homework (with altered numerical values). No makeups will be given.