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# 352Outline - Mathematics 352 Introduction to Probability...

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Mathematics 352 – Introduction to Probability Fall 2007 Course Outline Instructor: Dr. Jill Simmons Office: Clearihue D229 (721-7451, jills at uvic dot ca) Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00, Tuesdays 2:30-3:30, and Thursdays 11:30-1:00 Web Page: http://www.math.uvic.ca under Course Pages Prerequisites: Math 200 or 205 Textbook: A First Course in Probability , 7 th or 6 th edition, by S. Ross Calculators: The Sharp EL-510R scientific calculator is required . This is the only calculator that will be allowed during examinations. This inexpensive calculator is available at the UVic Bookstore or elsewhere for around \$10. Topics: Combinatorial analysis (chapter 1), axioms of probability (chapter 2), conditional probability and independence (chapter 3), random variables (chapter 4), continuous random variables (chapter 5), jointly distributed random variables (chapter 6), properties of expectation and the probabilistic method (chapter 7), Markov Chains (chapter 9). Topics may be added or omitted, as time permits.

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