**Instructor:**Renming Song**Office:**338 Illini Hall**Phone:**(217) 244 6604**Email:**rsong at illinois edu**Home page:**`https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~rsong`

**Office Hours:**WF: noon-12:50pm or by appointment**Class Hours:**MWF 1:00-1:50 pm in 156 Henry Building**Teaching Assistant:**Zhangyao Chen**Email:**zc16 at illinois edu**Office Hours:**MW: 2:00-3:30 pm in Illini Hall Room 1

**Text:** Sheldon Ross, Introduction to
Probability Models, 11th Edition, 2014, Academic Press

**Course topics:** We will quickly review the materials
from the first 3 chapters. We will then cover most of materials
in chapters 4, 5, 6 and 9 of the book.

**Homework: **
Homework problems will be assigned daily. And I will
also post the assigned exercises on the my home page.
You can discuss homework problems with
your friends, in fact, I
encourage you to form groups of two or three to discuss the
homework problems. After discussing the problems,
I would like that each one of you write up your own solutions.
Homework problems will be collected weekly on Fridays in class
and 4 or 5 randomly selected problems will be graded.
Late homework will
not be graded and credited.
The two lowest scores on the homework assignments
will be dropped.

**Grading policy:**
There will be 3 in class tests
and a final exam. The test and the final will be in
our usual classroom.
There is no makeup for the tests except for medical
reasons in which case you have to provide
the instructor medical documents.
Each test accounts for 20% of the grade, the
final accounts for 30% of the grade and the homework
accounts for 10% of the grade.

Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1409 W Green St.

Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 244-6604