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
- Sample Solutions and Grades
- Guidelines for Reading Mathematics
- 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.

- 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.) - If you were not able to complete #6 on p. 59, try it again.
- Read Section 2.3.
- Try problems #8 on p. 54 and #9 on p. 60.
- Read Section 2.7.
- (You may also want to download lecture notes for today from the class home page.)

Friday, September 12

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.

1. Read Example 4h (pp. 87 - 89)

2. Practice problems # 53, 56 (p. 110), 69 (p. 113)

1. Read Sections 4.1 and 4.2.

2. Practice problems #7, 8 (a only), 13, 17 on p. 171

1. Read Section 5.1.

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.

Note: Calculators will not be permitted on exam. You may leave numerical answers not worked out.

Exam coverage and practice problems.

Read Section 4.3 and do practice problems 21 and 27 on pp. 173 - 174.

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

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Friday, October 17

Wednesday, October 22 TO HAND IN

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Friday, October 24

Information and review problems for second exam

1. Read pp. 205 - 209.

2. Practice problems pp. 229 - 230: #16, 18, 19, 20

1. Read from the bottom of p. 210 - middle of p. 215 (Exponential Random Variables)

Note: Please do

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

2. Practice Problems: p. 290 #2, 8

p. 231 #34, 40 (You may

p.290 #4, #9 (a) - (d)

1. Read Section 6.3,

2. Practice problems: p. 293 #27(a), 33

Wednesday, November 19: TO HAND IN

Friday, November 21

Exam information and review problems.

1. Read Sections 6.4 and 6.5.

2. Do practice problems p. 293 #35, 39, 42(a)

Wednesday, November 26

Monday, December 1

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

Information and Review for Final Exam