Instructor: | Jim Pitman |
Title: | Introduction to Probability at an Advanced Level |
Description: | Distributions in probability and statistics, central limit theorem, Poisson processes, modes of convergence, transformations involving random variables. |
Note: | This is a seven week course beginning Wednesday, August 26, and ending October 16, 2015. All student enrollments will be subject to instructor drop the first week of classes. |
Prerequisite: | Statistics 134 "Concepts of Probability" or equivalent. |
CC Number: | 87732 |
Units/Credit: | 4 |
Text: | None required. Recommended "Probability" by Jim Pitman. SpringerLink [ Amazon.com] [Cal Student Store ] |
Syllabus: | Syllabus, lecture notes, worksheets and solutions will be posted on BCourses |
Grading: | Your overall score will be the maximum of {25% homework, 25% midterm, 50% final} and {25% homework, 75% final}. No individual letter grades will be given for the homework, midterm, or final. Your letter grade for the class will be based on your overall score. |
Sections: | Listed Here |
Homework: | Is due Thursdays at the *beginning* of Section. Homework should not be done in Section. No late homeworks will be accepted. Your lowest homework score will be dropped in the calculation of your overall homework score. |
Exams: | All exams will be closed book and closed notes; no calculators or similar devices will be needed or allowed. There will be one midterm and one final exam. There will be no late, early, or repeat exams. |
Midterm Exam: | In class, Friday 9/18 |
Final Exam : | In class Friday, October 16, 2015. |
Instructor Office hours: |
Monday 1:30-4, Wednesday 1:30-3 in 303 Evans |
GSI Office hours: | TBD |
Schedule: |
WEEK 1. 8/26 8/28 Homework 1 due 9/3 WEEK 2. 8/31 9/2 9/4 Homework 2 due 9/10 WEEK 3. 9/9 9/11 (Monday 9/7 is a Holiday) Homework 3 due 9/17 WEEK 4. 9/14 9/16 9/18 (midterm) Homework 4 due 9/24 MIDTERM EXAM in class 9/18 WEEK 5. 9/21 9/23 9/25 Homework 5 due 10/1 WEEK 6. 9/28 9/30 10/2 Homework 6 due 10/8 WEEK 7. 10/5 10/7 10/9 Homework 7 due 10/15 WEEK 8. 10/12 10/14 (review) 10/16 (final exam) FINAL EXAM in class Friday 10/16 |
Further Resources: |
Probability Prerequisites This page prepared by Prof. Adhikari indicates the probability prerequisites for Stat 135. The probability prerequisites for Stat 201A-B are the same. Errata to Pitman Probability text maintained by Mike Leong at the Student Learning Center Glossary |