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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Wk01 
Nov 30
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 2
2.42.5: Conditional Probabilities & Bayes's Theorem; Independence Practice Problems: 2.45, 2.59, 2.63, 2.67, 2.71, 2.105 parts a & b 
Wk02 
Dec 7
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 Problem Set 1 (Sec. 2.12.5) due 
Dec 9
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 Quiz 1 (Sec. 2.12.5) 
Wk03 
Dec 14
Chapter 3: Discrete Random Variables 3.6: Poisson Distribution Practice Problems: 3.79, 3.81, 3.83, 3.85, 3.91, 3.93 Problem Set 2 (Sec. 3.13.4) due 
Dec 16
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 Quiz 2 (Sec. 3.13.4) 
Holiday 
Break 

Wk04 
Jan 4
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.3: Normal Distribution Practice Problems: 4.29, 4.31, 4.35, 4.47, 4.53, 4.55 Problem Set 3 (Sec. 3.6,4.14.2) due worksheet [solns] 
Jan 6
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.4: Other Distributions (Exponential, Gamma, etc) Practice Problems: 4.59, 4.61, 4.63, 4.65, 4.67, 4.69, 4.71 Quiz 3 (Sec. 3.6,4.14.2) 
Wk05 
Jan 11
Review for Prelim Exam 1 Problem Set 4 (Sec. 4.34.4) due Quiz 4 (Sec. 4.34.4) 
Jan 13
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Chapters 14) 
Wk06 
Jan 18
Chapter 1: Descriptive Statistics 1.11.2: Tabular & Pictorial Representations of Data Practice Problems: 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 1.29

Jan 20
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

Wk07 
Jan 25
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.6: Probability Plots Practice Problems: 4.87, 4.89, 4.91, 4.93, 4.97, 4.111 Problem Set 5 (Sec. 1.11.4) due 
Jan 27
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.15.2: Joint Probability Distributions, correlation and covariance Practice Problems: 5.1, 5.3, 5.9, 5.13, 5.19, 5.21, 5.25, 5.27, 5.31, 5.33, 5.37, 5.39 Quiz 5 (Sec. 1.14.4) 
Wk08 
Feb 1
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.35.4: Statistics; Distribution of Sample Mean Practice Problems: 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, 5.45, 5.49 Problem Set 6 (Sec. 4.6,5.15.2) due 
Feb 3
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.5: Central Limit Theorem; Distribution of a Linear Combination Practice Problems: 5.55, 5.57, 5.61, 5.65, 5.67, 5.89 Quiz 6 (Sec. 4.6,5.15.2) 
Wk09 
Feb 8
Chapter 7: Statistical Intervals Based on a Single Sample 7.17.2: Interval Estimates Constructed from Normal Distribution Percentiles Practice Problems: 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.15, 7.19, 7.23, 7.26 Problem Set 7 (Sec. 5.35.5) due 
Feb 10
Chapter 7: Statistical Intervals Based on a Single Sample 7.37.4: Interval Estimates Constructed with Other Distributions Practice Problems: 7.29, 7.35, 7.37, 7.41, 7.43, 7.45, 7.55 Quiz 7 (Sec. 5.35.5) 
Wk10 
Feb 15
Review for Prelim Exam 2 Problem Set 8 (Sec. 7.17.4) due Quiz 8 (Sec. 7.17.4) 
Feb 17
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Chapters 1, 5, and 7, plus Section 4.6) 
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