


Cheating Policy: You can work together on the homeworks. Exams are individual work only. If I have determined that you have cheated, following the procedures for evaluating and reporting academic misconduct at IUB, 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 
Monday, August 26  Random number generation 
Wednesday, August 28  Discrete probability distributions 
Friday, August 30  Discrete probability distributions 
Homework Problem Set 1 Due Wednesday, September 4  
Monday, September 2  Labor Day Holiday 
Wednesday, September 4  Continuous probability distributions 
Friday, September 6  Continuous probability distributions 
Homework Problem Set 2 Due Wednesday, September 11  
Monday, September 9  Permutations 
Wednesday, September 11  Combinations 
Friday, September 13  Combinations 
Homework Problem Set 3 Due Wednesday, September 18  
Monday, September 16  Combinatorial Proofs 
Wednesday, September 18  Discrete joint and conditional distributions 
Friday, September 20  Discrete joint and conditional distributions 
Homework Problem Set 4 Due Wednesday, September 25  
Monday, September 23  Continuous joint and conditional distributions 
Wednesday, September 25  Continuous joint and conditional distributions 
Friday, September 27  Mixtures and paradoxes 
Homework Problem Set 5 Due Friday, October 4  
Monday, September 30 
Review Practice Exam 1 
Wednesday, October 2  Exam 1 
Friday, October 4  Important discrete distributions 
Homework Problem Set 6 Due Friday, October 11  
Monday, October 7  Important discrete distributions 
Wednesday, October 9  Important densities 
Friday, October 11  Important densities 
Homework Problem Set 7 Due Wednesday, October 16  
Monday, October 14  Functions of random variables 
Wednesday, October 16  Expected value 
Friday, October 18  Fall Break: Holiday 
Homework Problem Set 8 Due Friday, October 25  
Monday, October 21  Expected value 
Wednesday, October 23  Expected value 
Friday, October 25  Expected value 
Homework Problem Set 9 Due Friday, November 1  
Monday, October 28  Sums of discrete random variables 
Wednesday, October 30  Sums of continuous random variables 
Friday, November 1  Functions of random variables 
Homework Problem Set 10 Due Wednesday, November 6  
Monday, November 4  Laws of Large Numbers 
Wednesday, November 6  Methods of convergence 
Friday, November 8  Laws of Large Numbers 
Homework Problem Set 11 Due Friday, November 22  
Monday, November 11 
Review Practice Exam 2 
Wednesday, November 13  Exam 2 
Friday, November 15  Generating functions 
Monday, November 18  Branching processes 
Wednesday, November 20  Generating functions 
Friday, November 22  Central Limit Theorem 
Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, December 2  Central limit theorem 
Wednesday, December 4  Order statistics 
Friday, December 6  Approximate methods 
Homework Problem Set 12 Due Wednesday, December 11  
Monday, December 9  Rejection method 
Wednesday, December 11 
Review and evaluations Practice Final Exam 
Friday, December 13  Review 
Final  Wednesday, December 18, 57 pm 