Math 471: Probability
Lectures - MWF 11:30-12:20pm, Keller 414
Please read the
course syllabus carefully.
It contains many useful pieces of information including dates of the exams
and policies for homework and grading.
- 8.27 -- For those of you who are interested in pursuing a career in
mathematics, the following links may be of value to you. They are all hosted by
the American Mathematical Society's web site. The
gives a bunch of examples of the kinds of jobs people have gotten with undergraduate
math degrees. The
is a collection of summer internships for undergraduates in mathematical sciences. The
is for those of you who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics. And finally, the
is a list of other summer opportunities in the mathematical sciences.
- 9.4 -- For those of you who like to solve cool problems (which I
imagine is all of you, given that you're in a 400-level math class), I
Solutions are submitted online, and the first to submit a correct solution
gets all the glory. Go drink some coffee and get to work!
- 9.13 -- Want to know some
other professions that use math?
- 10.5 -- Here is a description of the
- 10.24 -- Here are the
dates for the final presentation
along with topics. Unless I hear otherwise by the end of this week, I will expect
you to be present on your presentation date. Also, please be courteous and
support your fellow students by showing up for all of the presentations. Our
goal is to learn some cool new ideas!
- 12.3 -- The final exam is on Monday, Dec. 10, 12-2pm.
I suggest that you bring a non-programmable calculator to the exam.
- 12.3 -- You can find a wealth of solid probability theory
problems at the
Be An Actuary web site. Look about halfway down the page. Use these and
your homework to study for the exam.
Mathematics is a language: practice a little every day to become fluent.
| August 20-24
|| Syllabus, §1, §2.1-2.3
Assignment 1 - pdf -
tex - Due 8.27
| August 27-31
Assignment 2 - pdf -
tex - Due 9.7
| September 5-7
Assignment 3 - pdf -
tex - Due 9.17
|| No Class September 3
| September 10-14
Assignment 4 - pdf -
tex - Due 9.24
| September 17-21
Assignment 5 - pdf -
tex - Due 10.1
| September 24-28
Assignment 6 - pdf -
tex - Due 10.8
| October 1-5
| October 8-12
| October 15-19
Assignment 7 - pdf -
tex - Due 10.22
Final Paper Topic - Due 10.22
| Midterm 10.15
| October 22-26
|| §3.12, §4.4
| Oct. 29 - Nov. 2
Assignment 8 - pdf -
tex - Due 11.5
| November 5-9
| November 12-17
Assignment 9 - pdf -
tex - Due 11.28
|| Begin Presentations
Reading assignments are from the course
text unless otherwise indicated.
Homework is due on or before the due date.
Table of binomial probabilities
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