Textbook: Ross, A First Course in Probability 9th
Lecture Time: 12:00pm – 1:50pm (MW) Location: Knudson Hall 301 (M), Zoom (W)
Prerequisite: Math 2080 and Math 3080
Instructor: Mei Yin firstname.lastname@example.org
Office and Office Hours: Zoom, 3:30pm – 5:00pm (MW), or by appointment
Schedule: Here is a plan of the course (may be altered
for pedagogical reasons as the course develops).
|Ch. 6: Jointly Distributed Random Variables
|Ch. 7: Properties of Expectation
|Ch. 8: Limit Theorems
|The Week Of
|January 11 – January 15
||Introduction, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
|January 19 – January
|January 25 – January 29
||6.7, 7.1, 7.2
February 1 – February
||7.3, 7.4, 7.5
|February 8 – February
|February 15 – February
|February 22 – February
||7.8, 7.9, 8.1
|March 1 – March
||8.2, 8.3, 8.4
|March 8 – March
|March 15 – March 19
will be assigned about once a week. All communication will
be paperless. Homework should be turned in via
Canvas and the due date is every Monday at the
beginning of the class. Homework
that is turned in on Tuesday (i.e. one day
late) will be graded with 25% penalty.
Homework that is turned in on
Wednesday (i.e. two days late) will be graded with 50%
penalty. Homework more than two
days late will not be accepted. The six highest
homework scores will contribute to 30% of your final
A midterm is
tentatively scheduled during
class time on Monday,
February 15. It will be administered remotely and
monitored via Zoom or Respondus LockDown Browser. Your
webcam must be operational and positioned so that your
hands and entire workspace are visible. I reserve the
right to require an oral examination during a live video
conference on Zoom in order for you to justify any work
that you have submitted. If you foresee any issues with
this policy based on your testing environment, please
notify me as soon as possible.
Final project presentation is scheduled for the last week of classes and happens via Zoom. The project may be targeted towards either the theoretical or the applied aspect of probability and is due on Friday, March 19. Makeup presentations will only be offered in the event of extreme circumstances. If you think you have a problem which will force you to miss the presentation, please come talk to me as soon as possible.
handouts will be distributed throughout the quarter.
Students are also encouraged to ask for individualized
help from the instructor at any time.
with Disabilities: If you qualify for academic
accommodations because of a disability or medical issue,
please submit a faculty letter to me from Disability
Services Program (DSP) in a timely manner so that your
needs may be addressed. DSP determines accommodations
based on documented disabilities/medical issues. DSP is
located on the 4th floor of Ruffatto Hall, 1999 E Evans
Ave, 303-871-2278. Information is also available online
see the Handbook
for Students with Disabilities.
Accommodations: University policy grants students
excused absences from class or other organized
activities for observance of religious holy days, unless
the accommodation would create an undue hardship.
Faculty are asked to be responsive to requests when
students contact them in
request such an excused absence. Students are
responsible for completing assignments given during
their absence, but should be given an opportunity to
make up work missed because of religious observance.
Once a student has registered for a class, the student
is expected to examine the course syllabus for potential
conflicts with holy days and to notify the instructor by
the end of the first week of classes of any conflicts
that may require an absence (including any required
additional preparation/travel time). The student is also
expected to remind the faculty member in advance of the
missed class, and to make arrangements in advance (with
the faculty member) to make up any missed work or
in-class material within a reasonable amount of time.
Note: Homework assignments on this page are subject to
change, and updates will be posted on Canvas.
Work the following homework problems at the appropriate time.
||2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 30
||5, 6, 9
||3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 18, 21, 22, 25, 38, 45
||2, 3, 7, 11, 15, 16