Math 1610: Probability

Professor Richard Kenyon
Tel. 863-6406
rkenyon -at- math dot brown dot edu
office: Kassar 305
Office hours: Tuesday 1-2pm, Wednesday 2-3pm, or by appointment.

Text: J. Pitman, Probability (Springer Texts in Statistics)

Text: Grinstead and Snell, Introduction to Probability

Course outline: We'll cover most of the material in chapters 1-5, 6.1-6.3.



Midterm: Thursday Oct 7 in class

The midterm will cover chapters 1,2,3 of the book except for 2.3,3.6. No books, notes or calculators will be allowed. Practice midterm here

Final: Dec 16, 2pm. location Kassar/foxboro auditorium. No notes, books or calculators will be allowed.
Tuesday Dec 7: Review session BH 161 9a-10:30a.
Practice final


Grading: there will be one midterm, one final, and weekly homework.
Your final grade will be weighted as follows: Homework 35% Midterm 25% Final 40%.
Your lowest homework grade will be dropped.

Homework 1, due Sept. 9 in class:
Page 10: 7
Page 18: 3
Page 31: 5,6,10,12,13
See the assignment here

Homework 2, due Sept. 16 in class:
Page 45: all problems 1 through 12.

Homework 3, due Sept. 23 in class:
Page 53: 2, 7,8
Page 70: 2,4,6
Page 91: 5,6,13

Homework 4, due Sept. 30 in class:
Page 108: 3,4,7,10,15
Page 158: 4,6,12,14,20,24

No homework will be due Oct 7, due to the inclass midterm.

Homework 5, due Oct 14 in class:
Page 182: 5,6,14,22
Page 202: 2,12,14,20,22,28
Page 218: 4,12,18

Homework 6, due Oct 21 in class:
Page 234: 6,10,12,18
Page 253: 18,30,34

Homework 7, due Oct 28 in class:
Page 276: 4,12,13,14
Page 293: 2,8,13,14
Page 334: 5

Homework 8, due Nov 4 in class:
Page 310: 6,7,8,10
Page 323: 4,5,6
Page 334: 6,12,13

Homework 9, due Nov 11 in class:
here

Homework 10, due Nov 18 in class:
Page 330: 1
Page 344: 4,6,8
Page 354: 10,14, 16,19

No homework will be due during Thanksgiving week.

Homework 11, due Dec 2 in class:
Page 385: 15
Page 399: 2, 4, 5, 8
Page 408: 12
Page 427: 10, 12

Homework 12, not to be turned in:
Grinstead/Snell Page 414: 3,7,11,12,19
Grinstead/Snell Page 422: 1,4,5,6,8,9,10,12,13,14,15

Reading:
For Sept 2: Chapter 1, 1.1-1.4
For Sept 7: 1.5-1.6
For Sept 14: Chapter 2, 3.1
For Sept 21: Chapter 2, 3.1
For Oct 5: 3.2-3.5
For Oct 19: 4.1-4.2, 4.4
For Oct 26: 5.1-5.3
For Nov 16: 6.1-6.3
For Nov 23: Grinstead and Snell, Chapter 11.