Syllabus for Math 461, Section G83-84

Fall 2011, CRN 39135, 33564, 39145, 33565

Final: December 12, 1:30-4:30 PM in Everitt 163

  • Instructor: Richard Sowers
  • Office: 347 Illini Hall
  • Phone: (217) 333-6246
  • email: Note: this email may be forwarded to an off-campus email address.
  • Home page: (this syllabus can be found there)
  • Office Hours: M 8-10 and by appointment
  • Class meets: MW 3--3:50 in 239 Altgeld (lab) and F 3--3:50 245 Altgeld Hall (lab)

  • Text: The text will be Probability & Statistics by Davis and Uhl at; also it is the Basics and Tutorials sections of the mathematica workbooks.
    Course topics: Introductory Probability (see also the Course Catalog Entry for Math 461.

    Grading policy: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the total numerical score (0-500 points) achieved on exams and homework. Relative weights are:

    Final: 20% of grade
    Hourly Exam 1: 15% of grade
    Hourly Exam 2: 15% of grade
    Quizzes: 10% of grade
    Homework: 40% of grade
    However, to make sure that any joint work is only a supplement to your understanding of the material, your overall score in the class cannot be more than a letter grade higher than your score on the exams and quizzes.

    Richard Sowers
    Department of Mathematics
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    273 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
    1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
    Department Main Office Telephone: (217) 333-3350 Fax (217) 333-9576