Math 20: Discrete Probability
MWF, 1:45 - 2:50 (X-Hour: Thursday 1:00 - 1:50)
Office: 411 Bradley Hall
Phone: 646 - 2960
or BlitzMail (preferred)
Introduction to Probability (Second Revised Edition) by Charles M. Grinstead
and J. Laurie Snell
This book makes frequent references to programs that are available on
the web. I'll be using the Maple
versions, but they are also available for Mathematica and TrueBASIC.
You can find all of them at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/book.html
There will be 1 midterm exam and a cumulative final exam. The exams will
have two parts: an hour long in-class part and a take-home part. You
may not consult with
anyone but me on either part of an exam. You will not be able to use
your book, notes or
calculator on the exams unless it explicitly says so on the exam .
Tentative dates for the
midterm exams are as follows.
The Registrar's Office schedules the final exam, which will occur during
December 2 - 6. If you must make travel plans before the schedule for
final exams appears,
do not make plans to leave Hanover before December 7. Exams will
not be given early to
accommodate travel plans.
There will be homework assignments due each week. You may (you are encouraged
to) worktogether on the homework assignments. However, the work you turn
in should be your own. This means that after whatever
discussions you have about the problems, you should write up your own
solutions in your own words. If you work with someone else from the class,
please list their names at the top of your assignment.
The exams, homework, and final exam all count equally toward your grade.
The Honor Principle
See above under Homework and Exams
I encourage students with disabilities (of any kind; including ``invisible''
disabilities like chronic diseases,
learning disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities) to discuss with
me after class or during my office hours
appropriate accomodations that might be helpful. Students with
disabilities who will be taking this course
and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged
to make an appointment to see
their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop
by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support
(Last Modified September 17, 2000)