Syllabus for Math 361, Section D1 (Fall 1996)

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: 8-11 A.M., Thursday, December 19.
  • Hourly exams: Wednesday, October 2, Wednesday, October 30, and Monday, December 2. These exams will be given in class.
  • There will be 7 surprise quizzes, each worth 10 points. The two lowest scores on these quizzes will be dropped.
    Provisional Schedule
    WeekDates Section of book
    MWF
    19/4--9/6 1.1 1.2 1.3
    29/9--9/13 1.4 1.5 2.1
    39/16--9/20 2.2 2.3 2.4
    49/23--9/27 2.5 2.6 3.1
    59/30--10/4 Review Exam 1 Return Exam 1
    610/7--10/11 3.2 3.3 3.4
    710/14--10/18 3.5 4.1 4.2,3.6
    810/21--10/25 4.3,4.4 4.5,4.6 5.1
    910/28--11/1 Review Exam 2 Return Exam 2
    1011/4--11/8 5.2 5.2 5.3
    1111/11--11/15 5.3 6.1 6.1
    1211/18--11/22 6.2 6.3 7.1
    1311/25 Review
    1412/2--12/6 Exam3 Return Exam3 7.2,7.3
    1512/9--12/13 7.4 Review

    FINAL ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 8-11 A.M.,



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