Office: 4214 SAS Hall

Office Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. 1:00-2:00

Phone Number: 919 515 7864

E-mail address: jack@math.ncsu.edu

**2. Goals and Objectives**:

To provide students in
mathematics, statistics, engineering, and

the sciences with an understanding
of probability theory as a mathematical

subject, and how it can
be used to model and analyze random phenomena.

**3. Textbook**:

A First Course in Probability, Ninth
Edition by Sheldon Ross,

2014, Pearson, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-79477-2

For price, call NCSU bookstore at
919-515-2161

**4. Topics and estimated days allocated to each topics**:

Chapter 1.
Combinatorial Analysis
(3 days)

Chapter 2.
Axioms of Probability
(5 days)

Chapter 3.
Conditional Probabiliity
(6 days)

and Independence

Chapter 4.
Random Variables
(6 days)

Chapter 5.
Continuous Random Variables (5 days)

Chapter 6.
Jointly Distributed Random
(5 days)

Variables

Chapter 7.
Properties of Expectation
(5 days)

Chapter 8.
Limit Theorems
(3 days)

Final exam given on Wednesday December
9, 8--11.

**5. Tentative schedule of reading assignments**

Students are expected to read sections
of the text at the same

time they are covered in class.

**6. Tentative schedule of homework due dates, quizzes
and tests**

Homework is assigned almost every day.

Three exams, the date for each to be given over one week in advance.

**7. Determination of grades**: + and - system will
be used.

Each of the three exams will
count 25% each. The final exam will also count 25%.

The final average will determine
middle C.

A and B ranges will be on an
approximate 10 point basis, with + - set at the

extremes of
the cut-offs.

For students missing 5 or less days of
class, their final average will be the larger

of the averaged 4 exams and the
final exam.

Attendance: Required