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, Eighth
Edition by Sheldon Ross,

2008, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 978-0136033134

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 Friday December
12, 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%.

Attendance: Required

**8. Policy on incomplete grades and late assignments**:

Incomplete grades will not be given.

**9. Policy on absences (excused and unexcused) and scheduling
makeup work**:

The attendance policy is consistent with the Academic Regulations which can be found at http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/project/www/ncsu/provost/info/academic_regulations/attend/reg.htm (link)

More information is available at : http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/reg_records/crs_cat/MA.html (link)

Students are expected to follow university guidelines available at http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/academic_regulations/integrity/reg.htm (link)In addition, the following clarifications are used in this course:

Information can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/equal_op/dss (link)In addition, the following clarifications are used in this course:

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NCSU Academic Regulations can be found at http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/project/www/ncsu/provost/info/academic_policies/ (link)