Text: "A First Course
in Probability" by Sheldon Ross, 6th ed.; Prentice Hall 2002, ISBN
Additional notes may be supplied for some sections.
I haven't noticed major differences in content between this and
the preceding edition, but wouldn't trust exercise numbers...
Class meets: MWF 10:30 - 11:20 in Yost 104
(except possibly for the final exam).
Exams & Grading: The
course grade will be determined primarily by the results of two midterm
exams (100pts each), and the final exam (200pts).
(Students with special needs should contact
Educational Support Services.)
participation and quizzes, if any, will count for an additional 50 pts.
Midterms: Tentative dates: Oct. 6 and Nov. 21
Final: December 10, 2003, 8:30-11:30
a.m., most likely also in Yost 104.
Computing: Computers will be helpful for some
assignments, but not indispensable. On the other hand, most of the 'out of class'
course related communications will take place over the Internet.
It is also strongly suggested that you regularly bring calculators to class.
SYLLABUS & HOMEWORK
The plan is to
cover chapters 1 through 9, of which chapters 5 through 9 partly or