Mathematical theory and application of probability at the advanced undergraduate level; a calculus based introduction to probability theory. Topics include the computational basics of probability theory, combinatorial methods, conditional probability, Bayes´ theorem, random variables and distributions, expectations and moments, the classical distributions, and the central limit theorem.

Prerequisites: | Math 318 or Math 308 |
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Time and Location: |
Mon,Wed,Fri 2:00-3:00 --
Brown Hall Rm 118 |

Professor: |
Prof. S. Sawyer -- Cupples I Room 107
Phone: (314) 935-6703 -- Send email to Prof Sawyer |

Textbook: |
DeGroot, Morris, and Mark Schervish,
Probability and Statistics, 4th edition,
Addison-Wesley Publ.
(The course will cover Chapters 1-6.) Note: The answers to most odd-numbered problems in the text are in
the back of the textbook. |

Office Hours: |
Monday 3:30-4:30 Office: Rm 107 Cupples I
Or email for an appointment at another time. Anytime that I am in my office and not talking with someone else is also OK. |

Links: |
Homework Assignments
Click here for
Stanley Sawyer's home page
Mathematics Department Home Page
Find all the prime factors of a number: |

**Exams, Homework Sets, and Grades:**

There will be graded homework sets, an in-class midterm examination on
**October 26, 2011**, and a final. The relative weights for the
final grade of the homework, midterm, and the final will be determined
shortly. Cr means D or better if you elect ``Credit/No Credit.''

**Collaboration:**

Collaboration on homework is allowed and can be helpful (and fun).
However, you must do all written work by yourself. **If you collaborate
with someone(s)** on a homework, **list his or her name(s)** in a
note at the top of the first page of your homework.

** Warning:**

Make a copy of your homework before you hand it in!

It may not be returned before the next test, or before you need to refer
to it for the next homework.

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Last modified September 26, 2011