Math 3332: Probability (Fall 2021)

General Information

Instructor: Mikhail Lavrov
Location: Crawford Lab 154.
Lecture times: 3:30pm-4:45pm on Monday and Wednesday.
Textbook: Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes by Hossein Pishro-Nik, available online at https://www.probabilitycourse.com/.
Office hours: 2:15pm to 3:15pm on Monday and Wednesday, in my office - Mathematics 245. (Also, feel free to ask me questions after class ends.)
D2L page: https://kennesaw.view.usg.edu/d2l/home/2394321.

More information is available on D2L, where I will post the syllabus, homework assignments, and more.

Homework and Exams

There will be eight homework assignments, two midterm exams, and one final exam; the dates are marked below.

I will post the homework assignments here and on D2L; they are always due on Friday at 11:59pm, via D2L.

Exams will be given in person during our ordinary 75-minute class period. (At least that's the current plan. I will update this schedule and send the class an email if the plan changes.)

Detailed Schedule

See also the schedule from last semester.

  • Date
    Textbook section
    Other details
  • Mon 8/16
    1.3.1-1.3.2 Random experiments
     
  • Wed 8/18
    1.3.3 Finding Probabilities
     
  • Mon 8/23
    1.3.4-1.3.5 Discrete, Continuous Models
     
  • Wed 8/25
    1.4 Conditional Probability
    HW 1 due Friday
  • Mon 8/30
    1.4.2 Law of Total Probability
     
  • Wed 9/1
    1.4.3 Bayes' Rule
     
  • Mon 9/6
    No class
     
  • Wed 9/8
    11.2 Discrete-Time Markov Chains
    HW 2 due Friday
  • Mon 9/13
    2.1.1-2 Ordered Sampling
     
  • Wed 9/15
    2.1.3 Unordered without Replacement
     
  • Mon 9/20
    2.1.4 Unordered with Replacement
     
  • Wed 9/22
    3.1 Random Variables
    HW 3 due Friday
  • Mon 9/27
    Exam 1
     
  • Wed 9/29
    3.2.2 Expectation
     
  • Mon 10/4
    3.1.5 Special Distributions
     
  • Wed 10/6
    3.2.3 Functions of Random Variables
    HW 4 due Friday
  • Mon 10/11
    3.2.4 Variance
     
  • Wed 10/13
    5.1 Two Discrete Random Variables
     
  • Mon 10/18
    5.1.3 Conditioning and Independence
     
  • Wed 10/20
    5.3.1 Covariance and Correlation
    HW 5 due Friday
  • Mon 10/25
    6.1.3 Moment Generating Functions
     
  • Wed 10/27
    6.2 Probability Bounds
     
  • Mon 11/1
    Exam 2
     
  • Wed 11/3
    4.1 Continuous Random Variables
    HW 6 due Friday
  • Mon 11/8
    4.1.1 Probability Density Function
     
  • Wed 11/10
    4.1.2 Expected Value and Variance
     
  • Mon 11/15
    4.1.3 Functions of Random Variables
     
  • Wed 11/17
    4.3 Mixed Random Variables
    HW 7 due Friday
  • Mon 11/22
    No class
     
  • Wed 11/24
    No class
     
  • Mon 11/29
    5.2 Two Continuous Random Variables
     
  • Wed 12/1
    5.2.3 Conditioning and Independence
    HW 8 due Friday
  • Mon 12/6
    11.1 Poisson processes
     
  • Wed 12/8
    No class
    Study!
  • Mon 12/13
    Final Exam (3:30-5:30pm)
     
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