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## NOTE

This is the webpage for a prior quarter's section of Probability. If you're looking for information on my most recent section of the course, please go to http://ccrg.rit.edu/~whelan/1016-351/

This table gives a tentative timetable for the course. Everything in it (including possibly the dates of exams, homeworks and quizzes) is subject to change.

Chapter, section and problem numbers are from Devore, Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Seventh Edition (Brooks-Cole/Cengage, 2008/2009). ISBN 978-0-495-55744-9

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Wk01 Mar 9

1.1-1.2: Tabular & Pictorial Representations of Data

Practice Problems: 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 1.29

Mar 11

1.3-1.4: Measures of Location & Variability

Practice Problems: 1.33, 1.35, 1.39, 1.49, 1.51, 1.69, 1.73

Wk02 Mar 16

2.1-2.3: Axioms and Logic of Probability; Combinatorics (Counting)

Guest lecture by Dr. Farnsworth: part one part two

Practice Problems: 2.5, 2.9, 2.13, 2.17, 2.29, 2.33, 2.43

Problem Set 1 (Sec. 1.1-1.4) due;

Mar 18

2.4-2.5: Conditional Probabilities & Bayes's Theorem; Independence

Guest lecture by Dr. Kim: notes worksheet

Practice Problems: 2.45, 2.59, 2.63, 2.71, 2.105 parts a & b

Quiz 1 (Sec. 1.1-1.4)

Wk03 Mar 23

3.1-3.2: Probability Mass Function & Cumulative Distribution Function

Practice Problems: 3.7, 3.9, 3.13, 3.21, 3.23, 3.25

Problem Set 2 (Sec. 2.1-2.5) due;

Mar 25

3.3-3.4: Expected Values; Binomial Distribution

Practice Problems: 3.29, 3.33, 3.43, 3.47 (use formula first, then verify w/table), 3.55, 3.59

Quiz 2 (Sec. 2.1-2.5)

Wk04 Mar 30

3.5: Hypergeometric & Negative Binomial Distributions

Practice Problems: 3.65, 3.69, 3.71, 3.73, 3.75, 3.77

Problem Set 3 (Sec. 3.1-3.4) due

Apr 1

3.6: Poisson Distribution

Practice Problems: 3.79, 3.81, 3.83, 3.85, 3.91, 3.93

Quiz 3 (Sec. 3.1-3.4)

Wk05 Apr 6

Review for Prelim Exam 1

Problem Set 4 (Sec. 3.5-3.6) due

Quiz 4 (Sec. 3.5-3.6)

Apr 8

FIRST

PRELIM

EXAM

(Chapters 1-3)

Wk06 Apr 13

4.1-4.2: Probability Density Function & Cumulative Distribution Function

Practice Problems: 4.1, 4.5, 4.11, 4.13, 4.17, 4.21

Apr 15

4.3: Normal Distribution

Practice Problems: 4.29, 4.31, 4.35, 4.47, 4.53, 4.55

Wk07 Apr 20

4.4-4.5: Other Distributions (Exponential, Gamma, etc)

Practice Problems: 4.59, 4.61, 4.67, 4.69, 4.71, 4.79, 4.85

Problem Set 5 (Sec. 4.1-4.3) due

Apr 22

4.6: Probability Plots

Practice Problems: 4.87, 4.89, 4.91, 4.93, 4.97, 4.111

Quiz 5 (Sec. 4.1-4.3)

Wk08 Apr 27

5.1 Joint Probability Distributions

Practice Problems: 5.1, 5.3, 5.9, 5.13, 5.19, 5.21

Problem Set 6 (Sec. 4.4-4.6) due

Apr 29

5.2: Expectation Values, correlation and covariance

Practice Problems: 5.25, 5.27, 5.31, 5.33

Quiz 6 (Sec. 4.4-4.6)

Wk09 May 4

5.3-5.4: Statistics; Distribution of Sample Mean

Practice Problems: 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, 5.45, 5.49

Problem Set 7 (Sec. 5.1-5.2) due

May 4

5.5: Central Limit Theorem; Distribution of a Linear Combination

Practice Problems: 5.55, 5.57, 5.61, 5.65, 5.67, 5.89

Quiz 7 (Sec. 5.1-5.2)

Wk10 May 11

Review for Prelim Exam 2

Problem Set 8 (Sec. 5.3-5.5) due

Quiz 8 (Sec. 5.3-5.5)

May 13

SECOND

PRELIM

EXAM

(Chapters 4-5)

Wk11 May 18

Review for Final Exam

May 20

FINAL

EXAM

(Chapters 1-5)