


Cheating Policy: You can work together on the homeworks. Exams are individual work only and if I have determined that you have cheated, I will give you an F in the course.
Religious Holiday Policy: If you will miss class, especially a class during which there will be an exam or other required work, for a religious holiday, you must inform me during the first two weeks of the semester.
Tentative Syllabus  

Date  Topics  Work Due 
Monday, September 1  Labor Day   
Wednesday, September 3  1.11.3: Sample spaces and probability measures   
Friday, September 5  1.4: Combinatorics   
Monday, September 8  1.4: Combinatorics   
Wednesday, September 10  1.4: Combinatorics   
Friday, September 12  1.5: Conditional probabilities   
Monday, September 15  1.5: Bayes's Theorem  Chapter 1: 5, 7, 13, 18, 23, 24, 28, 33, 34, 35. 
Wednesday, September 17  1.6: Independence   
Friday, September 19  2.1: Models for discrete data   
Monday, September 22  2.2: Models for continuous data  Chapter 1: 39, 47, 53, 56, 57, 68, 70, 74, 75, 78. 
Wednesday, September 24  2.2: Models for continuous data   
Friday, September 26  2.3: Functions of a random variable   
Monday, September 29  2.3: Functions of a random variable  Chapter 2: 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 21, 24, 27, 32. 
Wednesday, October 1  Catchup day/problem session/review   
Friday, October 3  3.2: Joint distributions of discrete random variables   
Monday, October 6  3.3 Joint distributions of continuous random variables  Chapter 2: 34, 37, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 60, 67, 68. Extra credit: 72. 
Wednesday, October 8  3.3 Joint distributions of continuous random variables   
Friday, October 10  3.4 & 3.5: Joint distribution of independent random variables and conditional distributions   
Monday, October 13  Review   
Wednesday, October 15  Exam 1 (covering chapters 1 and 2)   
Friday, October 17  3.5: Conditional distributions   
Monday, October 20  3.6: Functions of jointly distributed random variables  Chapter 3: 2, 5, 6, 11, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30. 
Wednesday, October 22  3.6: Functions of jointly distributed random variables   
Friday, October 24  3.7: Extrema and order statistics   
Monday, October 27  4.1: Expected values   
Wednesday, October 29  4.1: Expected values  Chapter 3: 32, 38, 43, 44, 47, 55, 64, 67, 70, 74. 
Friday, October 31  4.1: Expected values   
Monday, November 3  4.2: Variance and standard deviation   
Wednesday, November 5  4.3: Covariance and correlation   
Friday, November 7  4.3: Covariance and correlation   
Monday, November 10  4.4: Conditional expectation and prediction  Chapter 4: 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 36, 37, 42. 
Wednesday, November 12  4.4: Conditional expectation and prediction   
Friday, November 14  4.5: Moment generating functions   
Monday, November 17  4.6: Approximate methods   
Wednesday, November 19  Catchup day/problem session/review  Chapter 4: 49, 52, 53, 68, 83, 75, 77, 84, 85, 102. 
Friday, November 21  Review   
Monday, November 24  Exam 2 (covering material through 4.3)   
Wednesday, November 26  Thanksgiving Break   
Friday, November 28  Thanksgiving Break   
Monday, December 1  5.2: Law of Large Numbers   
Wednesday, December 3  5.3: Convergence in distribution   
Friday, December 5  5.3: The Central Limit Theorem   
Monday, December 8  Chapter 6: The distribution of common sample statistics   
Wednesday, December 10  Catch up day/review/evaluations  Chapter 5: 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 20 (skip the part about comparing to part (a) of previous problems), 28, 29. 
Friday, December 12  Review/evaluations   
Final  Monday, December 15, 810 am 