Syllabus for Math 361, Section F1 (Fall 2000)


Text: Hoel, Port, and Stone, Introduction to Probability Theory, 1971, Houghton Mifflin.
Course topics: Introductory Probability (see also the Course Catalog Entry for Math 361 or the list of UIUC Probability Theory Classes).

Grading policy: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the total numerical score (0-500 points) achieved on exams. Relative weights are:

Final: 150 pts (30% of grade)
Hourly Exam 1: 100 pts (20% of grade)
Hourly Exam 2: 100 pts (20% of grade)
Hourly Exam 3: 100 pts (20% of grade)
Weekly Quizzes: 50 pts (10% of grade)
Total: 500 pts (100% of grade)
  • Final exam: 1:30-4:30 PM, Monday, December 11.
  • Hourly exams:  These exams will be given in class.
  • There will be 12 surprise quizzes, each worth 5 points. The two lowest scores on these quizzes will be dropped.
  • SCHEDULE

    Week Dates Section of book
    M W F
    1 8/23--8/25 1.1 1.2
    2 8/28--9/1 1.3 1.4 1.4--1.5
    3 9/6--9/8 (Labor Day) 2.1 2.2
    4 9/11--9/15 2.3 2.4--2.8 2.4--2.8
    5 9/18--9/22 Review Exam 1 Return Exam 1
    6 9/25--9/29 3.1--3.2 3.3 3.4
    7 10/2--10/6 3.5 4.1 4.2
    8 10/9--10/13 4.2 3.6 4.3,4.4
    9 10/16--10/20 4.5,4.6 Review Exam 2
    10 10/23--10/27 Return Exam 2 5.1 5.2
    11 10/30--11/3 5.2 5.3 5.3
    12 11/6--11/10 6.1 6.1 6.2
    13 11/13--11/17 6.3 7.1--7.3 7.3--7.4
    14 11/20 (vacation)
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    15 11/27--12/1 7.5/Apps Exam 3 Return Exam 3
    16 12/4--12/8 Apps Apps Review

    FINAL ON 1:30-4:30 PM, Monday, December 11.



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