MATH 471 - PROBABILITY

 

Latest version of the Syllabus

Date Covering Assignment
Aug 20 Intro; discuss structure of the class.

Some fun paradoxes/problems of probability

Aug 22 Finish paradoxes

Start Ch. 1

1.1, 1.2

Page 5: Exercise1.9, 10,11
Page 9: Exercise 1.20, 21, 22

Discuss Aug 29, Try to finish by Aug 31, hand in underlined problems only on Sep 5

Aug 24 No class - hurricane
Aug 27 1.3, 1.4, 1.9
Aug 29

1.5 (equiprobability)

Page 10: 1.25 1.27, 1.28, 1.30
Discuss Aug 31
Aug 31 Finish Ch. 1 Chapter 1 (p19-22) problems 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Discuss Sep 5, underlined due Sep. 10
Sep 3 Labor day
Sep 5 Independence, Conditional Probability

Page 20:7
Page 12: 1.34, 1.36;
Page 13: 1.42, 1.44-5, 1.47

Due Sep 12

(Discuss in class on Sep 10)

Sep 7 Start random variables
Sep 10

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Putnam Exam Information

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Sep 12
Sep 14 (NOTE: Corrected Sep 17)

Page 15: 1.52, 53


Page 25: 2.8, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12
Chapter 2 (p. 35) problems 1, 4
Chapter 1 (p19-22) problems 6, 8, 9, 11, 17 (this one's a little harder!)
Also, look at p22#18; we did half of this in class.

Underlined problems due Sep. 24 26

Sep 17,19
Sep 21

We have now covered through 2.4

Page 33: 2.38,39
Page 35: 2.45, 2.46
Chapter 2 (p. 35-37) problems 7, 9

Warning: some of these are hard!

Underlined due October 1
(There will be another "supplemental" homework set due then as well.)