|Prof:||Greg Malen||Office: Physics 031,||email@example.com|
|Class:||T/Th 4:40-5:55pm||Soc/Psych 126|
The course text is Jim Pitman, Probability. You will also have access to Elementary Probability for Applications by Rick Durrett on Sakai.
In the syllabus below I have posted for each lecture what section in Pitman or Durrett the material is covered in. I have also posted in the syllabus below links to video lectures by Jonathan Mattingly and Joe Blitzstein that cover the lecture material. These are intended as a supplementary resource. You do not need to watch them, but they are very well done and you may find them quite helpful. For each lecture topic (typically one topic will be spread over two classes), I have posted where in both books the material is covered, links to videos covering the material, a short note on the key topics/ideas, and the homework.
Please also note that I have a zero tolerance policy for phones in class. They are unbelievably distracting to both me and to your peers. If you expect to be bored in class, bring in something intellectually stimulating to do that involves writing so that it looks like you're taking notes (e.g. sudoku, a crossword puzzle, etc...).
For full credit on homework assignments and exams, numerical answers should be given either as fractions in lowest terms (2/3, not 17/51), or as decimals to four significant places (0.6666 or 0.6667, not 0.6 or 0.7), not as expressions still in need of evaluation (like or ), even if they are correct.
If you are enrolled in 730, you will have an additional assignment which will be to write an essay relating the course material to your own research or work. The homework and exam scores will be reported through Sakai.
Every homework assignment is weighted the same, and your lowest homework score will be dropped. Late work will receive no credit. Even if you have an excused absence or use a STINF, you must turn in your homework. If you are a grad-level student enrolled in 730, there will be an additional assignment towards the end of the semester where you will be required to write an essay connecting probability to your field.