Schedule

Week of January 10 (week 1)

  • Read: 1.1, Appendix C

  • Topics: Sample spaces and probabilities; Counting


Week of January 17 (week 2)

  • Read: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

  • Topics: Sample spaces and probabilities; Random sampling; Infinitely many outcomes.

  • Webwork 1 due on January 21


Week of January 24 (week 3)

  • Read: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

  • Topics: Infinitely many outcomes. Consequences of the rules of probability; Random variables: a first look

  • Webwork 2 due on January 28
  • Written Homework 1 due on January 26

Week of January 31 (week 4)

  • Read: 2.1, 2.2

  • Topics: Conditional probability; Bayes’ formula;

  • Webwork 3 due on February 4
  • Written Homework 2 due on February 2

Week of February 7 (week 5)

  • Read: 2.3, 2.4

  • Topics: Independence, independent trials

  • Webwork 4 due on February 11
  • Written Homework 3 due on February 9

Week of February 14 (week 6)

  • Read: 3.1, 3.2

  • Topics: Probability density functions, cumulative density functions

  • Webwork 5 due on February 20
  • Written Homework 4 due on February 18

Week of February 21 (week 7)

  • Read: 3.3

  • Topics: Review, expectation

  • Midterm 1 on February 22


Week of February 28 (week 8)

  • Read: 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

  • Topics: Expectation, variance, Gaussian distribution, Linearity of expectation

  • Webwork 6 due on March 4
  • Written Homework 5 due on March 2

Week of March 14 (week 9)

  • Read: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

  • Topics: Normal approximation, central limit theorem, law of large numbers, confidence intervals, Poisson distribution

  • Webwork 7 due March 18
  • Written homework 6 due March 16

Week of March 21 (week 10)

  • Read: 4.4, 4.5, 6.1

  • Topics: Poisson distribution, exponential distribution, joint probability distributions

  • Webwork 8 due Monday March 28 (following week)
  • Written homework 6 due March 23

Week of March 28 (week 11)

  • Read: 6.2, Review

  • Topics: Joint probability distribution functions, review

  • Webwork 8 due Monday March 28
  • Written homework 7 due March 30
  • Midterm 2 March 31

Week of April 4 (week 12)

  • Read: 6.2, 6.3, 8.1

  • Topics: Joint probability distribution functions, independence of continuous random variables, linearity of expectation

  • Webwork 9 due Saturday April 9
  • Written homework 8 due April 8

Week of April 11 (week 13)

  • Read: 8.1, 8.2. 8.4
  • Topics: Joint probability distribution functions, independence of continuous random variables, covariance

  • Webwork 10 due Saturday April 15
  • Written homework 10 due April 15

Week of April 18 (week 14)

  • Read: 7.1, 5.1, 8.3
  • Topics: Sums of random variables, moment generating functions

  • Webwork 11 due Tuesday April 26 (following week)
  • Written homework 11 due April 20

Week of April 25 (week 15)

  • Topics: Moment generating functions, review

  • Webwork 11 due Tuesday April 26
  • Written homework 12 due April 26