**UWO, SS 325**

**Excerpt:** ... Stats325a Coverage of Exam 2 N.B. You are not allowed to borrow calculators from your seatmates. So, remember to bring your own. Also, only non-programmable calculators are permitted. GENERAL GUIDELINES: 1. The second midterm on Thursday (08 November 2007, 09:30-10:50HRS) will cover the following materials given in the lecture: - Classification of MC states - Limiting probabilities - Gamblers ruin problem - Mean time spent in transient states - Branching processes - Time-reversible MCs - Exponential distributions (definition, certain properties discussed in the lecture, convolution of exponential RVs, Gamma function, Gamma distribution, beta function) - Hypoexponential and coaxian RVs - Poisson process (counting process, the small o notation, definition of Poisson process) Note that there is an ** implicit assumption ** that you should know as well materials covered in the Midterm Exam I. For example, a question may involve a step requiring you to use the CK equation. However, more emphasis will be given to ...