General Information


Introduction to Probability (Second edition) by Charles Grinstead & J. Laurie Snell. (The book is available for free and can be downloaded here).

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 8:50-9:55
(x-hour) Th 9:05—9:55
Kemeny 105


Professor Philip Hanlon
Office: 207 Pankhurst Hall
Phone Number: 603-646-2223
Office Hours: MWF 8:00-8:50 in Kemeny 105
Contact via email. For appointments contact Jennifer Shepherd via email.

Professor Tim Dwyer
Office: 221 Kemeny Hall
Phone Number: 603-646-9814
Office Hours: Thursday 12:15-1:05, 2:25-4:15, Friday 3-4
Contact via email.


There will be one midterm exam and a cumulative final exam. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Midterm Exam 10/7, In class Kemeny 105
Final Exam Sunday, November 20, 8:00 am Room TBA

If you have a conflict with one of the midterm exams because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance [not practice], scheduled laboratory for another course, or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible.

Homework Policy 

  • Written assignments will be assigned weekly. They will be due each Monday, turned into homework boxes outside Kemeny 105, and they will typically cover the material up through the previous Friday. They will be returned before the next class in the same boxes so get your homework before class. The first written assignment (available on the assignments page) covers the first three classes worth of material and is due on Monday of week 2.
  • Late homework will be accepted only in case of serious, unpredictable events such as documented illness or family emergency. Unexcused late and missing papers count zero.
  • If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to submit all homework on time, and to arrange to get notes from a classmate.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Written homework 20%
Midterm Exam 35%
Final Exam 45%
Total 100%

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.

Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged, but obviously it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.

On written homework, you are encouraged to work together, and you may get help from others, but you must write up the answers yourself. If you are part of a group of students that produces an answer to a problem, you cannot then copy that group answer. You must write up the answer individually, in your own words.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book, and no notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted.

Special Considerations

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 services.