Math/Stat 414 Introduction to Probability (Spring 2015)


instructor:

John Fricks
email: fricks@stat.psu.edu
office: 421B Thomas Bldg
office hours: W 2-3:30

grader:

Sayali Phadke
email: ssp5208@psu.edu
office: 333 Thomas
office hours: T 3:30-5:00

syllabus

announcements:

  • Office hours from 1 to 3 on May 6
  • April 30 will be the last day of class. Please bring questions!
  • No class April 28. Office hours will be held instead.
  • The final exam will be Thursday, May 7, at 10:10 in Wagner 206. You may bring one handwritten (no copier/printer may be used) page of notes on ONE SIDE of a standard page (8.5 by 11).
  • There will be no class on April 2 nor office hours on April 1.
  • Sayali will be moving her office hours this week from Tuesday to Wednesday from 5 to 6.
  • Remember Exam 2 is Thursday March 26.
  • There will be no class on Tuesday, March 17 nor regular office hours on Wednesday, March 18. Sayali will be holding additional office hours from 4-5:30 on Wednesday, March 18.
  • Exam 1 is Thursday, February 12. Additional office hour on February 10 from 5 to 6.

homework:

reading assignments:

  • Read Chapter 8 of Ross.
  • Read Chapter 7 of Ross.
  • Read Chapter 6 of Ross.
  • Read Chapter 5 of Ross.
  • Read Chapter 4 of Ross except 4.9.
  • Read Chapter 2 and 3 of Ross.
  • Read Chapter 1 of Ross.

resources:

  • Final exam given in 2013
  • exam 2 solutions
  • exam 1 solutions
  • sample exam
  • Note that this sample exam is to give you an idea about the length and style of an exam and the types of explanations that I expect in terms of answers. It covers slightly different material than your exam one.