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.)

Homework 3: Study for the midterm. Midterm covers all material in schedule in first four chapters of book. Here are some practice problems: Practice problems. Solutions 3. Also, textbook problems 4.17, 4.7, 4.8.

Homework 4, due Thursday, June 13, beginning of class. Notes for this week:

We will not be covering Section 7.2 of the textbook.

Here are the anonymized marks on midterm and first two assignments.

Homework 5, due Thursday, June 20, beginning of class (last day of class!).

Here are previous midterms and sample midterms. Our midterm will be a bit longer and more challenging since it will be 1.5 hours long. Relevant problems noted:

Final exam: Monday, June 24, 8:30am, Buchanan A201.

The exam is cumulative and covers all material from class.

You are allowed two 3 x 5 index cards of notes (front and back), but the exam will not contain any information about probability distributions etc.

You may state answers in terms of the normal CDF.

To aid your study, please try the final exams from previous years: here. They cover the same material we covered except that 1) you don’t need to study continuity correction for CLT approximation of binomial, 2) we may have a question using indicator random variables to compute expectation, and variance, along the lines of Textbook Problem 8.35.

Introduction to ProbabilityInstructor:Yaniv PlanOffice: 1219 Math Annex

Email: yaniv (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca

Lectures:TTHF 15:00 – 17:00, W 15:00-16:00, Chem B250Office hours:Tues 14:00 – 15:00, Wed 16:00 – 17:00, MATX 1219Class discussion room:TWTh 10:00-11:00, MATX 1118. (This is for meeting other students to discuss and work together!)Outline and grading scheme: hereTextbook: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.)Homework 1, due Thursday, May 16, beginning of class. Solutions 1.

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

Homework 3: Study for the midterm. Midterm covers all material in schedule in first four chapters of book. Here are some practice problems: Practice problems. Solutions 3. Also, textbook problems 4.17, 4.7, 4.8.

Homework 4, due Thursday, June 13, beginning of class.

Notes for this week:Homework 5, due Thursday, June 20, beginning of class (last day of class!).

Here are previous midterms and sample midterms. Our midterm will be a bit longer and more challenging since it will be 1.5 hours long. Relevant problems noted:

Problems 1, 2, 3: Practice Midterm 1. Solutions 1. (Covers earlier material)

Problems 1, 2, 3: Practice Midterm 2. Solutions 2. (Covers earlier material)

Final exam: Monday, June 24, 8:30am, Buchanan A201.two3 x 5 index cards of notes (front and back), but the exam will not contain any information about probability distributions etc.