Syllabus for Math 361, Section F1 (Fall 1998)

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 P.M., Saturday, December 19. .
  • Hourly exams: Wednesday September 23, Friday October 23, and Monday November 30. 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
    WeekDates Section of book
    MWF
    18/26--8/28 1.1 1.2
    28/31--9/4 1.3 1.4 1.4--1.5
    39/9--9/11 1.5 2.1 2.2
    49/14--9/18 2.3 2.4--2.8 2.4--2.8
    59/21--9/25 Review Exam 1 Return Exam 1
    69/28--10/2 3.1--3.2 3.3 3.4
    710/5--10/9 3.5 4.1 4.2
    810/12--10/16 4.2 3.6 4.3,4.4
    910/19--10/23 4.5,4.6 Review Exam 2
    1010/26--10/30 Return Exam 2 5.1 5.2
    1111/2--11/6 5.2 5.3 5.3
    1211/9--11/13 6.1 6.1 6.2
    1311/16--11/20 6.3 7.1--7.3 7.3--7.4
    1411/23 Review
    1511/30--12/4 Exam 3 Return Exam 3 7.5/Apps
    1612/7--12/11 Apps Apps Review

    FINAL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1:30--4:30 P.M.



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