Schedule

Math 205:  Probability

Spring 2019

Myers

 

Day

Date

Section

Topics

Textbook Exercises (due later)

W

1/23

-

Course introduction

 

M

1/28

1.2

Discrete probability distributions

1, 5, 7, 11

W

1/30

-

LaTeX

Introduction to LaTeX Exercises:  1, 2 or

Section 1.2 Exercise 26 (in LaTeX)

M

2/4

2.2

Continuous density functions

1, 4, 5, 7, 12*

W

2/6

-

Mathematica

Mathematica Assignment

M

2/11

3.1

Permutations

Chapter 1 Quiz

1, 3, 5, 7, 15*

W

2/13

3.2

Combinations

Chapter 2 Quiz

1, 3, 5, 6*, 15, 19

M

2/18

4.1

Discrete conditional probability

1, 3, 5a, 9, 12*, 18

W

2/20

-

SNOW DAY

 

M

2/25

4.2

Continuous conditional probability

Chapter 3 Quiz

1, 3, 5, 7

W

2/27

5.1

Important distributions

7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 21, 26, 27, 29*

M

3/4

-

Mathematica

Chapter 4 Quiz

Mathematica Assignment

W

3/6

-

PRESENTATIONS

Revisions of quizzes and writing problems done so far.

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-

-

SPRING BREAK

 

M

3/18

5.2

Important densities

25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

W

3/20

5.2

Important densities

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17

M

3/25

6.1

Expected value

Section 5.1 Quiz

1, 2, 4, 5, 14, 16, 17, 18*, 21

W

3/27

6.2

Variance of discrete random variables

1, 3*, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 26

M

4/1

6.3

Variance of continuous random variables

Section 5.2 Quiz

1, 3, 9, 17

W

4/3

7.1

Sums of discrete random variables

1, 3, 5, 7*, 8

M

4/8

7.2

Sums of continuous random variables

Chapter 6 Quiz

3ab, 5, 9, 10, 11, 17ab

W

4/10

8.1

Law of large numbers for discrete random variables

Worksheet

1, 5, 6, 7, 10*

M

4/15

8.2

Law of large numbers for continuous random variables

Chapter 7 Quiz

Invent two probability problems.  Provide the scenario, details, questions, and answers for each one.  The problems should be realistic, and represent a nontrivial application of one or more concepts we have learned this semester. Creative and interesting real-life problems will be considered for use in class, and will be worth 5 points (each) of extra credit that counts towards writing problems.  Here are some examples.

W

4/17

-

Guest Lecture

 

M

4/22

9.1

Central limit theorem for Bernoulli trials

1, 5, 7, 10*

W

4/24

9.2 – 9.3

Central limit theorem for independent trials

Chapter 8 Quiz

9.2:  9

9.3:  4, 5, 7cd, 9cd

M

4/29

-

Problem Solving

 

W

5/1

-

Portfolio Workshop

Revisions of all quizzes and writing problems.