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 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 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.