Math 1610: Probability

Professor Richard Kenyon
Tel. 863-6406
rkenyon -at- math dot brown dot edu
office: Kassar 305
Office hours: 1:30-2:30pm Mondays or by appointment.

Text: Grinstead and Snell, Introduction to Probability

Course outline: We'll cover most of the material in the book.




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 in class Tuesday Sept 17:
Please try to do the simulations yourselves.
Here are simulations for problem 3.
Here are simulations for problem 6.
Here are 20 simulations for problem 7.
Here are simulations for problem 14.
Page 13: 3, 5, 6, 7, 14
Page 35: 9, 15, 16, 19, 29, 31

Homework 2 due in class Tuesday Sept 24:
Page 71: 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16

Homework 3 due in class Tuesday Oct 1:
Page 89: 7, 13, 23
Page 114: 6, 8, 10, 15,18, 19,22,32,35

Homework 4 due in class Tuesday Oct 8:
Page 150: 3, 6, 15, 18, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 32

Homework 5 due in class Tuesday Oct 15:
Page 172: 2,5, 11, 12
Page 181: 2, 3
Page 197: 6, 9, 11, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 37

No homework is due the week of Oct 22 (midterm).

Homework 6, due Oct 29:
Page 219: 2, 9, 10, 16, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 37

Homework 7, due Nov 5:
Page 247: 6, 8, 12, 18, 27, 31, 35, 38
Page 263: 5, 20, 26

Homework 8, due Nov 14 (no class Nov. 12):
Page 278: 2, 7, 10, 13, 18, 20, 27
Page 289: 2, 9
Page 301: 2, 9, 10, 13

Homework 9, due Nov 19:
Page 313: 10, 11
Page 321: 4, 10, 17
Page 338: 3, 5, 12, 13, 14

Homework 10, due Nov 26:
Page 354: 2, 5, 10
Page 362: 4, 10 11
Page 374: 3, 5, 9

Homework 11, due Dec 3:
Page 392: 2, 4, 6
Page 402: 8, 10

Homework 12, not to be turned in (discussed Tuesday Dec 10):
Page 414: 8, 11
Page 423: 6, 9, 13, 15
Page 442: 2, 5, 8