


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 22  Random number generation 
Wednesday, August 24  Discrete probability distributions 
Friday, August 26  Discrete probability distributions 
Homework Problem Set 1 Due Wednesday, August 31  
Monday, August 29  Continuous probability distributions 
Wednesday, August 31  Continuous probability distributions 
Friday, September 2  Permutations 
Homework Problem Set 2 Due Wednesday, September 7  
Monday, September 5  Labor Day Holiday 
Wednesday, September 7  Combinations 
Friday, September 9  Combinations 
Homework Problem Set 3 Due Wednesday, September 14  
Monday, September 12  Combinatorial Proofs 
Wednesday, September 14  Discrete joint and conditional distributions 
Friday, September 16  Discrete joint and conditional distributions 
Homework Problem Set 4 Due Wednesday, September 21  
Monday, September 19  Continuous joint and conditional distributions 
Wednesday, September 21  Continuous joint and conditional distributions 
Friday, September 23  Mixtures and paradoxes 
Monday, September 26  Important discrete distributions 
Wednesday, September 28 
Review Practice Exam 1 
Friday, September 30  Exam 1 
Homework Problem Set 5 Due Wednesday, October 5  
Monday, October 3  Important discrete distributions 
Wednesday, October 5  Important densities 
Friday, October 7  Fall Break Holiday 
Homework Problem Set 6 Due Wednesday, October 12  
Monday, October 10  Important densities 
Wednesday, October 12  Functions of random variables 
Friday, October 14  Expected value 
Homework Problem Set 7 Due Wednesday, October 19  
Monday, October 17  Expected value 
Wednesday, October 19  Expected value 
Friday, October 21  Expected value 
Homework Problem Set 8 Due Wednesday, October 26  
Monday, October 24  Sums of discrete random variables 
Wednesday, October 26  Sums of continuous random variables 
Friday, October 28  Functions of random variables 
Homework Problem Set 9 Due Wednesday, November 2  
Monday, October 31  Laws of Large Numbers 
Wednesday, November 2  Methods of convergence 
Friday, November 4  Laws of Large Numbers 
Monday, November 7 
Review Practice Exam 2 
Wednesday, November 9  Exam 2 
Friday, November 1  Generating functions 
Homework Problem Set 10 Due Wednesday, November 16  
Monday, November 14  Branching processes 
Wednesday, November 16  Generating functions 
Friday, November 18  Central Limit Theorem 
Homework Problem Set 11 Due Wednesday, November 30  
Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, November 28  Central limit theorem 
Wednesday, November 30  Order statistics 
Friday, December 2  Approximate methods 
Homework Problem Set 12 Due Wednesday, December 7  
Monday, December 5  Rejection method 
Wednesday, December 7 
Review and evaluations Practice Final Exam 
Friday, December 9  Review 
Final  Monday, December 12, 810 am 