Math 20: Discrete Probability

Last updated September 7, 2012

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The following is a (tentative) schedule of the weekly content of the course. You should skim through the section to get the main idea before coming to class and then read through the section in more detail after class.


Week
Days
Note
Sections
Brief Description
1 Sep 10-14 1.2, 3.1 Probability Basics, Permutations
2 Sep 17-21 3.2 Combinations, Binomial Distribution
3 Sep 24-28 4.1, 4.3 Conditional Probability, Paradoxes, Monty Hall
4 Oct 1-5 Midterm October 4 6.1, 6.2 Expected Value and Variance
5 Oct 8-12 5.1 Important Distributions, Uniform, Binomial, Geometric, Negative Binomial, Poisson (Bomb Dropper.m)
6 Oct 15-19 8.1 Inequalities, Law of Large Numbers, cointossesLLN.m
7 Oct 22-26 Midterm October 25, No class October 26 9.1, 9.2 Central Limit Theorem
8 Oct 29 - Nov 2 11.1,11.2 Markov Chains and Absorbing Chains
9 Nov 5-9 11.3, 11.5 Ergodic Chains
10 Nov 12-16 November 13 is the last day of class! Review Review