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1 ph 141 preparation for 1st in-class exam reminders: you will need a calculator and your textbook. since this is an open-book exam, you may also bring your notes, the handouts, and any other sort of written summary you have made. the working time for the exam will be 2 hours. problem sessions from 8:10 to 9:45 the exam will start at 10:00, with students in both 340A Haviland and 2040 VSLB family names beginning with A to G in 340A, others in 2040 your notes are the best source, as we did a number of things that are not fully explained in Moore, McCabe and Craig this handout is not exhaustive, but lists all the main topics probability Moore and McCabe sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1 know everything on the summary handout on probability, revised version 2010 events A and B are independent if P{A|B} = P{A} or equivalently if P{B|A} = P{B} if events A and B are independent, then P{A and B} turns out to be P{A} * P{B} know how to use tree diagrams and how to use Bayes' rule know what the extremes P{A} = 0 and P{A} = 1 mean in practice other vocabulary to know: events A and B are called mutually exclusive or disjoint if A "intersect" B is the empty set counting and probabilities based on counting elementary reasoning permutations combinations know how to tell if the binomial or hypergeometric distribution can be used to find probabilities ± focus especially on the sample size
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2010 for the course PH 141 taught by Professor Lahiff during the Summer '10 term at Berkeley.

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