Desire and Determination Bring Any Goal Within Reach
Math 416 / Stat 416: Probability – Spring 2011
Division 1 MWF 11:30am - 12:20pm (REC 121)
Division 2 MWF 12:30pm - 1:20pm (UNIV 119)
Dr. Walid Sharabati
HAAS 176 (mailbox: HAAS 164)
: Monday, Wednesday: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Fundamentals of Probability: A First Course,
by Anirban DasGupta, 2010. (Required).
Introduction to Probability
, by George Roussas, Academic Press, 2007. (Recommended).
This site will be used to provide
you with information relevant to the course.
Such information includes this page, announcements,
lecture notes, homework assignments and solutions, reading assignments, dates of exams, review
sheets, and changes to office hours.
Please check this site regularly for updates.
A Vista site has been created for this course.
Students enrolled in this course will
automatically be given access to this site (“auto-populated”).
The Vista site is limited to enrolled
students and thus will be used to provide restricted information such as grades.
Your final grade will depend on the following components with these proportions:
(Wednesday, February 16, 2011)
(Wednesday, March 23, 2011)
These proportions may be adjusted by up to 5% in either direction at the instructor's discretion, but will
be the same for every student in the class.
The percentage grades needed to achieve an A, B, C, or D
will follow approximately the following scale:
90 – 100 for A, 80 – 89.9 for B, 70 – 79.9 for C, 60 – 69.9
for D, 0 – 59.9 for F.
The minimum score needed for a given letter grade could be lowered if necessary
but will not be raised.
(I expect – but won’t guarantee – that the median grade in this class will be a B.)
A mailing list will be arranged for this course.
I will send (very occasionally) email to this
list with any special announcements or reminders.
: All homework will be graded by a student grader, who will also help grade the exams.
she will not hold office hours.
Lecture notes will usually be displayed on the computer projection screen during class,
occasionally supplemented by blackboard sketches and/or overhead transparencies.
displayed notes will be made available to you on the class web page as Portable Document Format
Usually they will be available in advance of class.
We will cover roughly one chapter