


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 24  Random number generation 
Wednesday, August 26  Discrete probability distributions 
Friday, August 28  Discrete probability distributions 
Homework Problem Set 1 Due Wednesday, September 2  
Monday, August 31  Continuous probability distributions 
Wednesday, September 2  Continuous probability distributions 
Friday, September 4  Permutations 
Homework Problem Set 2 Due Wednesday, September 9  
Monday, September 7  Labor Day Holiday 
Wednesday, September 9  Combinations 
Friday, September 11  Combinations 
Homework Problem Set 3 Due Wednesday, September 16  
Monday, September 14  Combinatorial Proofs 
Wednesday, September 16  Discrete joint and conditional distributions 
Friday, September 18  Discrete joint and conditional distributions 
Homework Problem Set 4 Due Wednesday, September 23  
Monday, September 21  Continuous joint and conditional distributions 
Wednesday, September 23  Continuous joint and conditional distributions 
Friday, September 25  Mixtures and paradoxes 
Monday, September 28 
Review Practice Exam 1 
Wednesday, September 30  Exam 1 
Friday, October 2  Important discrete distributions 
Homework Problem Set 5 Due Wednesday, October 7  
Monday, October 5  Important discrete distributions 
Wednesday, October 7  Important densities 
Friday, October 9  Fall Break Holiday 
Homework Problem Set 6 Due Wednesday, October 14  
Monday, October 12  Important densities 
Wednesday, October 14  Functions of random variables 
Friday, October 16  Expected value 
Homework Problem Set 7 Due Wednesday, October 21  
Monday, October 19  Expected value 
Wednesday, October 21  Expected value 
Friday, October 23  Expected value 
Homework Problem Set 8 Due Wednesday, October 28  
Monday, October 26  Sums of discrete random variables 
Wednesday, October 28  Sums of continuous random variables 
Friday, October 30  Functions of random variables 
Homework Problem Set 9 Due Wednesday, November 4  
Monday, November 2  Laws of Large Numbers 
Wednesday, November 4  Methods of convergence 
Friday, November 6  Laws of Large Numbers 
Monday, November 9 
Review Practice Exam 2 
Wednesday, November 11  Exam 2 
Friday, November 13  Generating functions 
Homework Problem Set 10 Due Wednesday, November 18  
Monday, November 16  Branching processes 
Wednesday, November 18  Generating functions 
Friday, November 20  Central Limit Theorem 
Homework Problem Set 11 Due Wednesday, December 2  
Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, November 29  Central limit theorem 
Wednesday, December 2  Order statistics 
Friday, December 4  Approximate methods 
Homework Problem Set 12 Due Wednesday, December 9  
Monday, December 7  Rejection method 
Wednesday, December 9 
Review and evaluations Practice Final Exam 
Friday, December 11  Review 
Final  Wednesday, December 16, 810 am 