|Office:||334 Illini Hall|
|MWF 11:00-11:50 AM (141 Altgeld Hall)|
|By appointment: for instance, before and after class are good times to catch me between my office and the classroom. I will be happy to answer your questions in my office anytime as long as I'm not otherwise engaged.|
Karatzas and Shreve: Brownian Motion and Stochastic Calculus (2nd
edition), Springer, 1991. |
Gopen and Swan: The Science of Scientific Writing
Williams: Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace (any edition), Longman.
Other resources: UIUC Writers Workshop, Purdue Online Writing Lab
|Useful courses to have:||
Math 540 Real Analysis I--we will review measure theory topics as
Math 541 is also nice to have, but not necessary.
Math 561 Probability Theory I--you should be willing to spend time and effort on this background material if necessary.
Homework: 50% of the course grade. Some of the homework will emphasize
writing and revising skills. |
Final Paper: 50%. A 3- to 6-page paper summarizing and analyzing a research article that is both interesting to you and related to probability. UPDATE (due date): Our final exam period is Friday, 12/20/2013, 8-11 AM, but you are not required to be there; instead the final paper will be due the same day at 5 PM, preferably by email.