Schedule
Math
205: Probability
Spring
2019
Myers
Day 
Date 
Section 
Topics 
Textbook
Exercises (due later) 
W 
1/23 
 
Course
introduction 

M 
1/28 
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 
Continuous
density functions 
1, 4, 5, 7, 12* 

W 
2/6 
 
Mathematica 

M 
2/11 
Permutations Chapter
1 Quiz 
1, 3,
5, 7, 15* 

W 
2/13 
Combinations Chapter
2 Quiz 
1, 3,
5, 6*, 15, 19 

M 
2/18 
Discrete
conditional probability 
1, 3,
5a, 9, 12*, 18 

W 
2/20 
 
SNOW
DAY 

M 
2/25 
Continuous
conditional probability Chapter
3 Quiz 
1, 3,
5, 7 

W 
2/27 
Important
distributions 
7, 8,
9, 12, 13, 21, 26, 27, 29* 

M 
3/4 
 
Mathematica Chapter
4 Quiz 

W 
3/6 
 
PRESENTATIONS 
Revisions
of quizzes and writing problems done so far. 
 
 
 
SPRING
BREAK 

M 
3/18 
Important
densities 
25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30 

W 
3/20 
Important
densities 
2, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17 

M 
3/25 
Expected
value Section
5.1 Quiz 
1, 2,
4, 5, 14, 16, 17, 18*, 21 

W 
3/27 
Variance
of discrete random variables 
1,
3*, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 26 

M 
4/1 
Variance
of continuous random variables Section
5.2 Quiz 
1, 3,
9, 17 

W 
4/3 
Sums
of discrete random variables 
1, 3,
5, 7*, 8 

M 
4/8 
Sums
of continuous random variables Chapter
6 Quiz 
3ab,
5, 9, 10, 11, 17ab 

W 
4/10 
Law
of large numbers for discrete random variables 
1, 5,
6, 7, 10* 

M 
4/15 
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 reallife 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 
Central
limit theorem for Bernoulli trials 
1, 5,
7, 10* 

W 
4/24 
Central
limit theorem for independent trials Chapter
8 Quiz 
9.2: 9 

M 
4/29 
 
Problem
Solving 

W 
5/1 
 
Portfolio
Workshop 
Revisions
of all quizzes and writing problems. 