# JTW > Courses > 1016-345: Probability & Statistics for Engineers > Course Calendar [Sitemap]

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 & Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Eighth Edition (Brooks-Cole/Cengage, 2012). ISBN 978-0-538-73352-6

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Wk01 Sep 4

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

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

Sep 6

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

Practice Problems: 2.45, 2.59, 2.63, 2.67, 2.71, 2.105 parts a & b

Wk02 Sep 11

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 1 (Sec. 2.1-2.5) due

Sep 13

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 1 (Sec. 2.1-2.5)

Wk03 Sep 18

3.6: Poisson Distribution

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

Problem Set 2 (Sec. 3.1-3.4) due

Sep 20

4.1-4.2: Probability Density Function & Cumulative Distribution Function

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

Quiz 2 (Sec. 3.1-3.4)

Wk04 Sep 25

4.3: Normal Distribution

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

Problem Set 3 (Sec. 3.6,4.1-4.2) due worksheet [solns]

Sep 27

4.4: Other Distributions (Exponential, Gamma, etc)

Practice Problems: 4.59, 4.61, 4.63, 4.65, 4.67, 4.69, 4.71

Quiz 3 (Sec. 3.6,4.1-4.2)

Wk05 Oct 2

Review for Prelim Exam 1

Problem Set 4 (Sec. 4.3-4.4) due

Quiz 4 (Sec. 4.3-4.4)

Oct 4

FIRST

PRELIM

EXAM

(Chapters 1-4)

Wk06 Oct 9

1.1-1.2: Tabular & Pictorial Representations of Data

Practice Problems: 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 1.29

Oct 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

Wk07 Oct 16

4.6: Probability Plots

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

Problem Set 5 (Sec. 1.1-1.4) due

Oct 18

5.1-5.2: Joint Probability Distributions, correlation and covariance

Practice Problems: 5.1, 5.3, 5.9, 5.13, 5.19, 5.21, 5.25, 5.27, 5.31, 5.33, 5.37, 5.39

Quiz 5 (Sec. 1.1-4.4)

Wk08 Oct 23

5.3-5.4: Statistics; Distribution of Sample Mean

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

Problem Set 6 (Sec. 4.6,5.1-5.2) due

Oct 25

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 6 (Sec. 4.6,5.1-5.2)

Wk09 Oct 30

7.1-7.2: Interval Estimates Constructed from Normal Distribution Percentiles

Practice Problems: 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.15, 7.19, 7.23, 7.26

Problem Set 7 (Sec. 5.3-5.5) due

Nov 1

7.3-7.4: Interval Estimates Constructed with Other Distributions

Practice Problems: 7.29, 7.35, 7.37, 7.41, 7.43, 7.45, 7.55

Quiz 7 (Sec. 5.3-5.5)

Wk10 Nov 6

Review for Prelim Exam 2

Problem Set 8 (Sec. 7.1-7.4) due

Quiz 8 (Sec. 7.1-7.4)

Nov 8

SECOND

PRELIM

EXAM

(Chapters 1, 5, and 7, plus Section 4.6)