This is the webpage for a prior quarter's section of Probability. If you're looking for information on my most recent section of the course, please go to http://ccrg.rit.edu/~whelan/1016351/
This table gives a tentative timetable for the course. Everything in it (including possibly the dates of exams, homeworks and quizzes) is subject to change.
Chapter, section and problem numbers are from Devore, Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Seventh Edition (BrooksCole/Cengage, 2008/2009). ISBN 9780495557449
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Tuesday  Þursday  
Wk01 
Dec 1
Chapter 1: Descriptive Statistics 1.11.2: Tabular & Pictorial Representations of Data Practice Problems: 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 1.29

Dec 3
Chapter 1: Descriptive Statistics 1.31.4: Measures of Location & Variability Practice Problems: 1.33, 1.35, 1.39, 1.49, 1.51, 1.69, 1.73

Wk02 
Dec 8
2.12.3: Axioms and Logic of Probability; Combinatorics (Counting) Practice Problems: 2.5, 2.9, 2.13, 2.17, 2.29, 2.33, 2.43 
Dec 10
2.42.5: Conditional Probabilities & Bayes's Theorem; Independence Practice Problems: 2.45, 2.59, 2.63, 2.71, 2.105 parts a & b Problem Set 1 (Sec. 1.11.4) due; Quiz 1 (Sec. 1.11.4) 
Wk03 
Dec 15
Chapter 3: Discrete Random Variables 3.13.2: Probability Mass Function & Cumulative Distribution Function Practice Problems: 3.7, 3.9, 3.13, 3.21, 3.23, 3.25 
Dec 17
Chapter 3: Discrete Random Variables 3.33.4: Expected Values; Binomial Distribution Practice Problems: 3.29, 3.33, 3.43, 3.47 (use formula first, then verify w/table), 3.55, 3.59 Guest lecture by Dr. Kim: notes worksheet Problem Set 2 (Sec. 2.12.5) due; Quiz 2 (Sec. 2.12.5) 
Holiday 
Break 

Wk04 
Jan 5
Chapter 3: Discrete Random Variables 3.5: Hypergeometric & Negative Binomial Distributions Practice Problems: 3.65, 3.69, 3.71, 3.73, 3.75, 3.77 Problem Set 3 (Sec. 3.13.4) due 
Jan 7
Chapter 3: Discrete Random Variables 3.6: Poisson Distribution Practice Problems: 3.79, 3.81, 3.83, 3.85, 3.91, 3.93 Quiz 3 (Sec. 3.13.4) 
Wk05 
Jan 12
Review for Prelim Exam 1 Problem Set 4 (Sec. 3.53.6) due Quiz 4 (Sec. 3.53.6) 
Jan 14
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Chapters 13) 
Wk06 
Jan 19
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.14.2: Probability Density Function & Cumulative Distribution Function Practice Problems: 4.1, 4.5, 4.11, 4.13, 4.17, 4.21 
Jan 21
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.3: Normal Distribution Practice Problems: 4.29, 4.31, 4.35, 4.47, 4.53, 4.55

Wk07 
Jan 26
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.44.5: Other Distributions (Exponential, Gamma, etc) Practice Problems: 4.59, 4.61, 4.67, 4.69, 4.71, 4.79, 4.85 Problem Set 5 (Sec. 4.14.3) due 
Jan 28
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.6: Probability Plots Practice Problems: 4.87, 4.89, 4.91, 4.93, 4.97, 4.111 
Wk08 
Feb 2
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.1 Joint Probability Distributions Practice Problems: 5.1, 5.3, 5.9, 5.13, 5.19, 5.21 Problem Set 6 (Sec. 4.44.6) due 
Feb 4
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.2: Expectation Values, correlation and covariance Practice Problems: 5.25, 5.27, 5.31, 5.33, 5.37, 5.39 Quiz 6 (Sec. 4.44.6) 
Wk09 
Feb 9
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.35.5: Statistics; Distribution of Sample Mean; Central Limit Theorem Practice Problems: 5.49, 5.55, 5.57, 5.61, 5.65, 5.67

Feb 11
Review for Prelim Exam 2 Problem Set 7 (Sec. 5.15.5) due Quiz 7 (Sec. 5.15.5) 
Wk10 
Feb 16
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Chapters 45) 
Feb 18
Review for Final Exam 
Last Modified: 2011 December 8
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