## Class Details

This class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00-9:50am in Swenson 3009.

- My office hours (in 3032 Swenson):
- Mondays 10-11am and 1-2pm
- Tuesdays 11am-12pm and 1-2pm
- Wednesdays 10-11am and 1-2pm
- Friday 11am-12pm and 1-2pm
- You can always request office hours at a different time, do not hesitate to email me.
- All class material and announcements are also posted on Learn@UWSuper.
- Students: I am here to facilitate your learning. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question or concern.

## Class Materials

Here is a Syllabus!

Here is a handy website where you can approximate Binomial variable with Normal variables!

Welcome to Math 370, Probability! I am hoping this course will be very fun and very informative. We'll be learning amazing things like events of probability zero can practically quite likely and we'll learn the Central Limit Theorem!

I recommend reading along in your book: *Introduction to Probability* by Grinstead and Snell. It is a great way to see more examples and reenforce the definitions and topics from class. Plus it is available free online here: Introduction to Probability.

If you are struggling with the homework problems please **do not be discouraged!** Especially, translating experiments into the framework and notation of probability is difficult. This skill is one of the major goals of the course. You are working on improving it; you do not need to be a master of it already! Coming to office hours and asking for assistance or hints is not a sign you are struggling, only that you will be more successful with some further direction.

### Homework

Here is the list of homework problems. Homework will be collected on Friday each week in class.

- Homework 1 due 9/15: Section 1.2 (pg. 35): 2, 3, 7, 10, 14, 18, 20, 28*
- Homework 2 due 9/22: Section 2.2 (pg. 71): 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 16
- Homework 3 due 9/29: Section 3.1 (pg. 88): 2, 5, 6, 8, 13, 23*
Section 3.2 (pg. 113): 2, 6, 12, 16, 17, 25, 35

- Homework 4 due 10/6: Section 4.1 (pg. 150): 3, 6, 8, 16, 19, 22, 26, 50
- Homework 5 due 10/13: Section 6.1 (pg. 247): 2, 6, 7*, 13, 18
- Homework 6 due 10/27: Section 6.2 (pg. 267): 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 15, 21*
- Homework 7 due 11/2: Section 5.1 (pg. 197): 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 21
- Homework 8 due 11/10: Section 5.2 (pg. 219): 1, 2, 16, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30, 31
- Homework 9 due 11/17: Section 7.1: 2, 5, 6
Section 7.2: 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 21*

- Homework 10 due 11/27: Section 8.1: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12
Section 8.2: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9

- Homework 11 due 12/8: Section 9.1: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9
Section 9.2: 1, 2, 3,6, 10

Section 9.3: 2, 3, 6, 7, 11

### Extra Credit

Since the homework is so heavily weighted for this course and is crucial to learning the material, I want to encourage you to complete it fully and with high quality. Thus I will allow you to redo up to 2 full homework assignments for regrading. The rules are as follows:

- The corrections must be a newly written assignment, you may not simply edit your already handed back assignment.
- The second submission must be fully correct. Grading will be binary, 100% or your previous score are the only options.
- You may consult me or the book for help and hints but not classmates or the internet.
- Any redone assignment are due by the final day of class.

As a way to encourage you to learn the exam 1 material more thoroughly, we will have a series of 5 take-home quizzes given out on Wednesdays and collected on Fridays (in class or via email by 9:05am, this will be enforced strictly). They will be similar to problems from exam 1, but not identical. You are allowed to use your book or other textbooks, but MAY NOT work together. They will be posted below:

- Quiz 1 Due Friday 10/20 by 9:05am in class or via email.
- Quiz 2 Due Friday 10/27 by 9:05am in class or via email.
- Quiz 3 Due Friday 11/3 by 9:05am in class or via email.
- Quiz 4 Due Friday 11/10 by 9:05am in class or via email.
- Quiz 5 Due Friday 12/1 by 9:05am in class or via email.

### Study Materials

Exams can be found here:

Old final exams from Syracuse University can be found here:

Selected solutions to particularly difficult homework problems are available by request. This is the list of problems currently available:

- Problem 1.2.28
- Problems 2.2.12 and 2.2.16