Syllabus for Math 361, Section E1 (Fall 1999)

Text: Pitman, Probability, 1993, Springer

I also have some Class Notes

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: 1:30--4:30 P.M., Monday, December 13..
  • Hourly exams: Monday September 20, Monday October 25, and Monday December 6. 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 8/25--8/27 1.1 1.2-1.3
    2 8/30--9/3 1.4 1.5 1.6
    3 9/8--9/10 2.1 2.2-2.3
    4 9/13--9/17 2.3-2.4 2.5 Review
    5 9/20--9/24 Exam 1 Return Exam 3.1
    6 9/27--10/1 3.2 3.3 3.4
    7 10/4--10/8 3.5 3.6 4.1
    8 10/11--10/15 4.2 4.3 4.4
    9 10/18--10/22 4.4-4.5 4.5 4.5
    10 10/25--10/29  4.5 4.6 Review
    11 11/1--11/5 Exam 2 5.2 5.3
    12 11/8--11/12 5.4 5.4 6.1
    13 11/15--11/19 6.1-6.2 6.2 6.3
    14 11/22 6.4
    15 11/29--12/3 6.5 Review Review
    16 12/6--12/10 Exam 3 Return Exam 3 Review
    FINAL ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1:30--4:30 P.M.



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