Assignments: M 362K (Fall 03, Smith)

Friday, August 29
1. Read the following handouts carefully; you are responsible for knowing the information on them and will need to refer to them as the course progresses.
• First Day Handout
• Guidelines for Written Homework
• Some Things You May Need from Calculus
3. Do the Exercises at the end of the handout Random Variables to discuss in class Friday.
4. Start reviewing calculus concepts as needed. The handout Calculus Review Problems has some problems to help you. (Some of these will probably be included on the first homework assignment to be turned in.) Be sure to refer to the handouts Guidelines for Written Homework and Sample Solutions and Grades as well.

Wednesday, September 3

Friday, September 5:
1. Finish reading Section 2.2. (If you have not encountered set theory before this class, you will need to allow extra time to understand this section. The portions of Epp, Discrete Mathematics with Applications mentioned in the first day handout under prerequisites may be helpful.)
2. If you were not able to complete #6 on p. 59, try it again.
4. Try problems #8 on p. 54 and #9 on p. 60.
Monday, September 8

Wednesday, September 10:

Friday, September 12
: TO HAND IN!

Monday, September 15:
1. Read examples 5f, 5g, 5i, 5l in Section 2.5
2. Practice problems: p. 54 #12, 31, 36 (Check answers in back of book, but give reasons!)
3. Read Sections 3.1 and 3.2
• Definition to learn: Conditional Probability
• Notation to learn: P(E|F)
• State the Multiplication Rule (p. 68) for the case n = 3.
4. Practice problems: p. 104, #1, 16, 18a. (Check answers in back of book, but give reasons!)

Wednesday, September 17

Friday, September 19    TO HAND IN

Monday, September 22

Wednesday, September 24:
1. Read Example 4h (pp. 87 - 89)
2. Practice problems # 53, 56 (p. 110), 69 (p. 113)

Friday, September 26 TO HAND IN

Monday, September 29:
1. Read Sections 4.1 and 4.2.
2. Practice problems #7, 8 (a only), 13, 17 on p. 171

Wednesday, October 1:
2. Read Section 5.3 omitting Examples 3a and 3c. (But be sure to read Examples 3b and 3d.)
3. Practice problems p. 228 #1, 2, 4.

Friday, October 3: EXAM. Will be in ECJ 1.204 (not the usual room).
Note: Calculators will not be permitted on exam. You may leave numerical answers  not worked out.
Exam coverage and practice problems.

Monday, October 6:
Read Section 4.3 and do practice problems 21 and 27 on pp. 173 - 174.

Wednesday, October 8:
1. Read Section 5.2 through the bottom of p. 191.
2. Read part (a) of Example 3a (p. 196)
3. Practice problems 6(b) and 8 on p. 228

Friday, October 10:
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Monday, October 13

Wednesday, October 15

Friday, October 17
To hand in

Monday, October 20

Wednesday, October 22 TO HAND IN

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Friday, October 24
: Second Exam Will be in in ECJ 1.204 (not the usual room, but same as first exam).
Information and review problems for second exam

Monday, October 27

Wednesday, October 29:
1. Read pp. 205 - 209.
2. Practice problems pp. 229 - 230: #16, 18, 19, 20

Friday, October 31 TO HAND IN

Monday, November 3:
1. Read  from the bottom of p. 210 - middle of p. 215 (Exponential Random Variables)
2. Work practice problems #32 and 33 on p. 231.
3. Read pp. 223 - middle of p. 225 (Distribution of a Function of a Random Variable)
4. Do practice problem #37 on p. 231.

Wednesday, November 5
:
1. Read pp. 239 - middle of p. 242
2. Practice problems p. 231 #39 and p. 290 #1

Friday, November 7: READING PLUS PROBLEMS TO HAND IN

Monday, November 10:

1. Review Section 6.1. Vocabulary to learn: Joint cumulative probability distribution function, marginal distribution, joint probability mass function, joint probability density function
2. Practice Problems: p. 290 #2, 8

Wednesday, November 12

Friday, November 14: TO HAND IN
p. 231 #34, 40 (You may not use Theorem 7.1 in #40 -- you must go through all the steps directly from definitions.)
p.290 #4, #9 (a) - (d)

Monday, November 17:
1. Read Section 6.3, omitting pp. 262 - 263
2. Practice problems: p. 293 #27(a), 33

Wednesday, November 19: TO HAND IN

Friday, November 21
: Third Exam, ECJ 1.204 (Same room as previous exams)
Exam information and review problems.

Monday, November 24:
1. Read Sections 6.4 and 6.5.
2. Do practice problems p. 293 #35, 39, 42(a)

Wednesday, November 26

Monday, December 1

Wednesday, December 3:
1. Read Section 8.3. (You may omit Lemma 3.1 and the proof of Theorem 3.1 -- in other words, from the middle of p. 404 through the end of p. 405)
2. Do practice problems p. 427 #3, 7

Friday, December 5 TO HAND IN --> Note: Correction was made to Problem 5 on 11/28.

Information and Review for Final Exam