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# Syllabus - APMA 3100 Probability Spring 2010 Beginning of...

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APMA 3100 – Probability – Spring 2010 – Beginning of Course Memo Lectures: Section 2 meets MWF 10:00 - 10:50 am in THN D115 Section 3 meets MWF 11:00 - 11:50 am in THN D115 Instructor: Ms. Daria Snider Email: dsnider@virginia.edu Office: Kerchof Hall 331 Phone: 243-7701 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays noon - 2:00 pm Teaching Assistants: Nianyun Chen Textbook: Probability and Stochastic Processes, by R. D. Yates and D. J. Goodman, second edition, 2005, ISBN 0-471-27214-0. Prerequisite: APMA 212 [Multivariate Calculus] or equivalent. A working knowledge of double integrals, infinite series, and functions of one and several variables is required. On UVaCollab, under ``Resources'', you can find a review sheet: Calculus and Probability, a Review. Course Description: A calculus-based introduction to probability theory and its applications in engineering and applied science. Topics covered include counting techniques, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, expected value and variance, joint distributions, covariance, correlation, central limit theorem, and an introduction to statistical inference. Course Objectives: "GO FOR THE UNDERSTANDING" To provide the student with: A working knowledge of concepts and tools of probability theory. Experience with a variety of typical applications of probability. A foundation for further studies in probability, statistics, and stochastic processes. An enhancement of overall mathematical skills. Homework: Several problems will be assigned every week. Assignments are listed on the third page of this syllabus. Homework will be due on Fridays. The lowest two homework grades will be dropped when determining the homework average. Homework is to be submitted at the BEGINNING of class (i.e. within the first few minutes of arriving to class on time). Absolutely NO homework will be accepted late. If you attempt to turn in your homework toward the end of class or after class, it will not be accepted. Quizzes:

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