Lecture Plan
The following is a tentative schedule for the course. Please check back regularly for updates as the term progresses.
Legend:- M : David Morin, Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner
- GS : Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell, Introduction to Probability, second revised edition
Lectures | Sections in Text | Description |
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Monday
September 11 |
M: 1.1, 1.2 | Logic, Factorial and Permutations |
Tuesday
September 12 |
Worksheet 1 | Proof techniques |
Wednesday
September 13 |
M: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 | Ordered and unordered sets |
Friday
September 15 |
M: 2.1, 2.2 | Basic probability |
Monday
September 18 |
M: 2.1, 2.2 | Basic Probability |
Tuesday
September 19 |
Worksheet 2 | Probability and Combinatorics |
Wednesday
September 20 |
M: 2.4, 2.5 | Examples and Conditional Probability |
Friday
September 22 |
M: 2.4, 2.5 | Examples and Conditional Probability |
Monday
September 25 |
GS: 1.2 | Formalizing probability |
Tuesday
September 26 |
Worksheet 3 | Putting it all together |
Wednesday
September 27 |
M: 2.4
GS: 4.3 |
More examples |
Friday
September 29 |
M: 3.1
GS: 6.1 |
Expected Value and Variance |
Monday
October 2 |
1st Midterm
Exam Solutions |
Some old exams from other instructors |
Tuesday
October 2 |
Worksheet 4 | TBA |
Wednesday
October 4 |
M: 3.1, 3.2
GS: 6.1, 6.2 |
Expected Value and Variance |
Friday
October 6 |
M: 3.2, 3.3
GS: 6.2, 6.3 |
Expected Value and Variance |
Monday
October 9 |
M: Chapter 4
GS: Chapter 5 |
Important Distributions and Densities |
Tuesday
October 10 |
Worksheet 5 | TBA |
Wednesday
October 11 |
M: Chapter 4
GS: Chapter 5 |
Important Distributions and Densities |
Friday
October 13 |
M: Chapter 4
GS: Chapter 5 |
Important Distributions and Densities |
Monday
October 16 |
2nd Midterm
Exam Solutions |
Some old exams from other instructors |
Tuesday
October 17 |
GS: 8.1 | Law of Large Numbers for Discrete Random Variables |
Wednesday
October 18 |
GS: 8.1, 8.2 | Law of Large Numbers for Discrete and Continuous Random Variables |
Friday
October 20 |
GS: 8.2 | Law of Large Numbers for Continuous Random Variables |
Monday
October 23 |
GS: 9.1 | Central Limit Theorem for Bernoulli Trials |
Tuesday
October 24 |
Worksheet 6 | Law of Large Numbers and Central Limit Theorem |
Wednesday
October 25 |
GS: 9.1, 9.2 | Central Limit Theorem for Discrete Independent Trials |
Friday
October 27 |
GS: 9.2, 9.3 | Central Limit Theorem for Continuous Independent Trials |
Monday
October 30 |
3rd Midterm
Exam Solutions |
Some old exams from other instructors |
Tuesday
October 31 |
Worksheet 7 | Linear Algebra |
Wednesday
November 1 |
GS: 11.1, 11.2 | Markov Chains |
Friday
November 3 |
GS: 11.2 | Absorbing Markov Chains |
Monday
November 6 |
GS: 11.2, 11.3 | Absorbing and Ergodic Markov Chains |
Tuesday
November 7 |
Worksheet 8 | Markov chains |
Wednesday
November 8 |
GS: 11.3 | Ergodic Markov Chains |
Friday
November 10 |
GS: 11.3 | Ergodic Markov Chains |
Monday
November 13 |
Review | |
Monday November 20 Moore B03 |
3:00 pm
Final |
Some old exams from other instructors |