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 & Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Eighth Edition (BrooksCole/Cengage, 2012). ISBN 9780538733526
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Wk01 
Sep 6
Chapter 1: Descriptive Statistics 1.11.2: Tabular & Pictorial Representations of Data Practice Problems: 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 1.29

Sep 8
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 
Sep 13
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 Problem Set 1 (Sec. 1.11.4) due 
Sep 15
2.42.5: Conditional Probabilities & Bayes's Theorem; Independence Practice Problems: 2.45, 2.59, 2.63, 2.71, 2.105 parts a & b Quiz 1 (Sec. 1.11.4) 
Wk03 
Sep 20
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 2 (Sec. 2.12.5) due 
Sep 22
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 2 (Sec. 2.12.5) 
Wk04 
Sep 27
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 
Sep 29
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 
Oct 4
Review for Prelim Exam 1 Problem Set 4 (Sec. 3.53.6) due Quiz 4 (Sec. 3.53.6) 
Oct 6
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Chapters 13) 
Wk06 
Oct 11
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 
Oct 13
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.3: Normal Distribution Practice Problems: 4.29, 4.31, 4.35, 4.47, 4.53, 4.55

Wk07 
Oct 18
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 
Oct 20
Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables 4.6: Probability Plots Practice Problems: 4.87, 4.89, 4.91, 4.93, 4.97, 4.111 
Wk08 
Oct 25
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 
Oct 27
Chapter 5: Joint Probability Distributions & Random Samples 5.2: Expectation Values, correlation and covariance Practice Problems: 5.23, 5.25, 5.27, 5.29, 5.31, 5.33 Quiz 6 (Sec. 4.44.6) 
Wk09 
Nov 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 7 (Sec. 5.15.2) due 
Nov 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 7 (Sec. 5.15.2) 
Wk10 
Nov 8
Review for Prelim Exam 2 Problem Set 8 (Sec. 5.35.5) due Quiz 8 (Sec. 5.35.5) 
Nov 10
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Chapters 45) 
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