Syllabus for Math 361, Section F1 (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 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, Wed, May 8.
  • 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
    1/14--1/18
     
    1.1
    1.2
    2
    1/21--1/25
    (MLK Day)
    1.4
    1.4
    3
    1/28--2/1
    1.5
    2.1
    2.2
    4
    2/4--2/8
    2.3
    2.4
    2.8
    5
    2/11--2/15
    3.1
    2.4--2.8
    2.4--2.8
    6
    2/18--2/22
    Review
    Exam 1
    Return Exam 1
    7
    2/25--3/1
    3.1--3.2
    3.3
    3.4
    8
    3/4--3/8
    3.5
    4.1
    4.2
    9
    3/11--3/15
    4.2
    3.6
    4.3
    10
    3/25--2/29
    4.4
    Review
    Exam 2
    11
    4/1--4/5
    Return Exam 2
    5.1
    5.2
    12
    4/8--4/12
    5.2
    5.3
    5.3
    13
    4/15--4/19
    6.1
    6.1
    6.2
    14
    4/22--4/26
    6.3
    Review
    Exam 3
    15
    4/29--5/1
    Return Exam 3
    Review
    Review

    FINAL ON 1:30-4:30 PM, Wed, May 8.



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