Syllabus for Math 361, Sections X1 and E1 (Spring 2002)


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.

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:
  • 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
    8/28--8/30
     
    1.1
    1.2
    2
    9/2--9/6
    (Labor Day)
    1.4
    1.4
    3
    9/9--9/13
    1.5
    2.1
    2.2
    4
    9/16--9/20
    2.3
    2.4
    2.8
    5
    9/23--9/27
    3.1
    2.4--2.8
    2.4--2.8
    6
    9/30--10/4
    Review
    Exam 1
    Return Exam 1
    7
    10/7--10/11
    3.1--3.2
    3.3
    3.4
    8
    10/14--10/18
    3.5
    4.1
    4.2
    9
    10/21--10/25
    4.2
    3.6
    4.3
    10
    10/28--11/1
    4.4
    Review
    Exam 2
    11
    11/4--11/8
    Return Exam 2
    5.1
    5.2
    12
    11/11-11/15
    5.2
    5.3
    5.3
    13
    11/18--11/22
    6.1
    6.1
    6.2
    14
    12/2--12/6
    6.3
    Review
    Exam 3
    15
    12/9--12/13
    Return Exam 3
    Review
    Review

    SECTION X1 (which meets at noon): FINAL IS 7-10 P.M. on Monday, December 16th.

    SECTION E1 (which meets at 1): FINAL IS 1:30-4:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 21th.



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