Syllabus S10R - AMS 311 Introduction to Probability Spring...

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AMS 311 Introduction to Probability Spring Semester, 2010 Class: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:45-12:40, Melville Library E4320 Instructor: Stephen Finch Office Hours: Wednesday: 1:00-2:00, Friday: 1:00-2:00, and by appointment. There will be extra office hours the week before each examination. These will be announced in class. My office is in the Mathematics Tower, Room 1-118. Phone: 632-8369. My e-mail is [email protected] Course Text: Ross, Sheldon (2010). A First Course in Probability, Eighth Edition . Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. You may use an earlier version to study from. The TA will post a statement of the problems. Class Objectives : Introduction to the Central Limit Theorem (including proof). Expertise with conditional probability distributions (including conditional moment calculations and the conditional multivariate normal distributions). Finding distributions of functions of random variables (multivariate). Examination Requirements There will be three examinations (two in-class examinations and a final). Each examination is comprehensive. Example problems for examinations will be made available on the class web site. You may use one 8½” by 11” sheet of notes and an approved calculator in the examination provided that you permit the proctor to inspect it during the examination. Any tables and graphs that are needed to solve problems will be provided. You may not use any other assistance during the examination. The examination component of your grade, E , will be calculated by the rule E 1 +E 2 +E F . Each problem will be worth an equal number of points and will require a numerical answer. The in-class examinations will be worth 250 points, and the final 500
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