Math 5010-1, University of Utah, Spring 2007
Introductory Probability: Course Syllabus
||Davar Khoshnevisan (Contact Information | Office Hours)|
|Time/Place: ||MWF 10:45-11:35 am,
(Note the room change)|
Text: ||Elementary Probability, D. Stirzaker, Second Edition,
Cambridge University Press|
||This is a first course in undergraduate probability.
It requires a solid knowledge of Calculus (I, II, III), and covers
standard material such as combinatorial problems, random
variables, distributions, independence,
conditional probability, expected value and moments, law
of large numbers, and the central limit theorem.
This course is three credit hours. It serves as
a QRQI course (quantitative reasoning-Math, quantitative
reasoning-statistics/logic, and quantitative intensive).
||The student's grade is based on scores from four midterms
(the best three count for 25% each), and a comprehensive final
exam (25%). The midterm exams are not comprehensive. The
grading curve follows.
Further refinements to the grade (e.g., A-, B+,
etc.) are made in accord with the fine details of
the student's individual performance.
||The highest three midterm scores, out
of the four, make up
75% of the student's grade in the course. The lowest
midterm score is dropped. There are no
make-up tests in this course, and the midterms
are not comprehensive.
There is also a comprehensive final exam;
it accounts for 25% of the grade (schedule).|
Homework is posted under "Homework" below.
New assignments are announced during the lectures,
and have assigned due dates. However, homework is
not collected, nor graded.
The homeworks are generally a mixture of theoretical
(theorem/proof; about 30% of the time), and computational
The only way to keep up with the pace of this course
is to solve, at the very least, the assigned homework
problems in a timely fashion.|
||To find help, the students are encouraged to visit the
instructor during the designated drop-in office hour
schedule an appointment
(web link), or
visit the fine (no-cost) tutoring center
of the department of mathematics. The tutoring center
is centered at the T. B. Rushing Undergraduate Student
Center in the basement of LCB.|
155 South 1400 East, Room 102, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090, Tel:+1 801 581 3896, Fax:+1 801 581 4148