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Introduction to Probability with Statistical Applications

Textbook: Fundamentals of Probability with Stochastic Processes, by Saeed Ghahramani.
John Rickert, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: G-215A, Crapo Hall
Phone: (812) 877-8473
CM: 141
e-mail: rickert@rose-hulman.edu
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For Tuesday, March 10: pp 9-11: #2,5,7,14,15,20. Turn in these exercises on Thursday.
For Thursday, March 12: Turn in the homework exercises from pp9-11.
pp 23-4 #1,4,11,14. Turn in these exercises on Tuesday.
Friday, March 13: No class

For Monday, March 16: page 25 #20,21,25.
For Tuesday, March 17: Turn in the p23-4 exercises (1,4,11,14). pp 34-5 #1,4,8,10,13. Turn in these exercises on Friday.
For Thursday, March 19: pp 34-5 #1,4,8,10,13. Turn in these exercises on Friday.
For Friday, March 20: Quiz covering material from Chapter 1. Use of computers and calculators is allowed for computation.
Turn in the pp34-5 exercises. pp 45-6 #1,3,15,23,25.

For Monday, March 23: pp51-2 #2,3,13. Turn in these exercises on Thursday.
For Tuesday, March 24: Turn in the pp51-2 exercises. pp64-7 #11,25,29,33.
For Thursday, March 26: Review Chapters 1 and 2 in preparation for Friday's Exam.
Some sample review problems: pp35-7 #1,4,8,10,13; pp 72-4 #3,10,14,28.
Friday, March 27: Exam #1.

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Course Policy

Whenever you are asked for a probability, the probability must be at least 0, and at most 1. If your answer does not lie in [0,1], you will receive no credit for the problem.

Answers should be explained. The correct answer will be worth 1 point. The rest of the credit comes from correctly explaining how the answer is found. The words "used Maple" are not an explanation and will result in a loss of 1 point. When you use Maple, you must explain what you've done mathematically.
The final exam will be given during finals week. If you are making arrangements for travel home, you should make sure that they will not conflict with the final exam schedule. If your parents will be purchasing airline tickets for you, you should contact them and remind them not to schedule you on a flight that might cause you fail a class.
The weights for the grade are given below.
A stapler is probably a good investment for most of you. Multi-page homeworks should be stapled together, not mutilated.
Place your name and Campus Mailbox number in the upper right-hand corner of your homework. Homework is due at the beginning of class on the day that it is due. You should turn in your homework in a pile on the desk at the front of the classroom. Homework may be turned in later but will be penalized based on just how late it is - typically
    1 point off for turned in late during the class,
    5% off for being turned in late the same day,
    10% off per day. (weekends count for two days) i.e. 10 days later, it's too late to get a makeup homework turned in.
When writing up homework, you should circle (or otherwise clearly indicate) your answers.
It's good to work together, but you should write/type your own homework. Simply copying another person's work or Maple file is not acceptable.
The grader and I reserve the right to return as unacceptable any homework that is inadequately prepared. (full of scratch work, problems out of order, submitted on crumpled or fringed paper)
If you have any questions while I'm not around, you may e-mail me at john.rickert@rose-hulman.edu and I will reply as soon as I can.

You should come to class prepared. This means that I expect you to have done the homework, brought your book to class, silenced your cell phone, and be prepared with questions about material that you don't understand.
If you bring your cell phone please make sure that it does not ring audibly during class. Phone calls should, in general, not be answered during class. No texting during class.
If you are found facebooking or texting uring class you may be penalized by a reduction in your course grade.

There will be 3 in-class exams each worth 15%.
The final exam will be worth 30%.
Quizzes and Homework will be worth 25%.
There may be two types of quizzes -- announced and unannounced.

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