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lecture01-sep05 - STAT 430 Probability Lecture 1 Fall 2007...

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STAT 430 Probability Lecture 1 Fall, 2007
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Information Time & Room: MW 12:00 – 1:30, 1:30 – 3:00, JMHH F50 Professor: T. Tony Cai, [email protected] Office hours: Tuesday: 9:15 – 11:00am @ JMHH 469 TA: Dongyu Lin, [email protected] Office hours: Monday 3-5pm @ JMHH 427-1 Friday 9-11am @ StatLab in JHMM F96
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Course Website http://stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~stat430 Check the course website regularly for course information. Homework assignments & solutions Practice exam problems (and solutions) Lecture notes are posted on the course website before each lecture and are available for two weeks .
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Text & Reference Textbook: Probability by Jim Pitman, Springer, 1993. Reference: A First Course in Probability by S. Ross, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall.
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Homework, Exam & Grading Two midterms account for 50% (25% each). Midterm 1: 6:00-7:30pm, Monday, 10/8. Midterm 2: 6:00-7:30pm, Monday, 11/12. A final exam , accounting for 50%, covers all material discussed over the entire semester. Final: 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, 12/12. Homework: The purpose of the homework is to help you learn the material. It will be corrected and solutions will be handed out. Homework will only count for students with an exam grade of C or less. NO LATE HOMEWORK IS ACCEPTED.
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Prerequisite: Calculus You are expected to know how to: differentiate ; integrate ; maximize a function; calculate area under a curve ; sum an infinite series.
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Introduction Probability is the study of randomness and uncertainty.
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