Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 3 sessions / week, 1 hour / session
DeGroot, Morris H., and Mark J. Schervish. Probability and Statistics. 3rd ed. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2002. ISBN: 0201524880.
We will cover parts of Chapters 1-10. Some lectures will not be limited to the textbook, so attendance is important. Sections covered: 1.2-1.10, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.10, 4.1-4.8, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10, 6.2-6.5, 7.2-7.5, 8.2, 8.5, 8.6, 9.1-9.4, 9.6.
Feller, William. An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications. 3rd ed., rev. printing. New York, NY: Wiley, 1968. ISBN: 0471257087.
This is a classic book on introduction to probability, more advanced than the required text.
||100 points total
|Two Midterm Tests (100 points each)
The problem sets will be posted at the end of each week and will be due in class the following Friday. Late homework will be accepted only in exceptional cases and you have to talk to me about it in advance. There will be no problem sets on the weeks following the tests.