Introduction to Probability

Instructor: Yaniv Plan
Office: 1219 Math Annex
Email:  yaniv (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca

Lectures: TTHF 15:00 – 17:00, W 15:00-16:00, Chem B250

Office hours: Tues 14:00 – 15:00, Wed 16:00 – 17:00, MATX 1219

Class discussion room:  TWTh 10:00-11:00, MATX 1118.  (This is for  meeting other students to discuss and work together!)

Outline and grading scheme: here

Textbook:  We follow the book “Introduction to Probability” by Anderson, Seppalainen, and Valko. Other references of interest are R. L. Scheaffer, “Introduction to Probability and its Applications”, and S. M. Ross, “A First Course in Probability”. 

Lecture notes (in Onenote) follow the textbook.  You’ll need to register an account to view these.

Midterm:  Thursday, May 30, in class.

Week-by-week schedule:  (We may get ahead or behind, but will cover the following sections in the following order.)

Week Textbook sections Notes
May 6-12 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.4
May 13-19 2.4-2.5, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.2
May 20-26 4.3-4.5, 5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2
May 27-June 2 6.3, 7.1-7.2, 8.1-8.2 Midterm May 30
June 3-9 No class (midterm break)
June 10-16 8.3-8.4, 9.1-9.3
June 17-20 10.1-10.3 Last lecture on Thursday

Homework 1, due Thursday, May 16, beginning of class.

Homework 2, due Thursday, May 23, beginning of class.