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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.
A First Course in Probability, Ninth
Edition by Sheldon Ross,
2014, Pearson, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-79477-2
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4. Topics and estimated days allocated to each topics:
Chapter 2. Axioms of Probability (5 days)
Chapter 3. Conditional Probabiliity (6 days)
Chapter 4. Random Variables (6 days)
Chapter 5. Continuous Random Variables (5 days)
Chapter 6. Jointly Distributed Random (5 days)
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.