Date 
topic/section 
HW assigned 
HW due/solutions 
January 

17 
2.2 sample spaces, algebra of sets  calculus review 
solutions 
19 
2.2/2.3 distributive
laws, DeMorgan's laws, definitions of probability,
equallikelihood experiments 
HW1 

22 
2.3 Kolmogorov's axioms, properties of a probability function  
24 
2.4 conditional
probability 

26 
2.4 ct'd  HW2 
HW1 
29 
2.5 independence  
31 
2.5 more independence 

February 


2 
2.6 combinatorics
permutations 
HW2 

5 
2.6 combinatorics
combinations 
HW3 

7 
2.6 concluded 

9 
2.7 combinatorial
probability 


12 
2.7 the hat problem 
HW3 

14 
3.2 binomial distribution 
HW4 

16 
3.2 hypergeometric
distribution 

19 
3.3 discrete random
variables 

21 
3.4 continuous random
variables 
HW4 

23 
midterm 1
solutions 1A solutions 1B 

26 
3.4 ctd 

28 
3.4/3.5 expected value 
HW5 

March 

2 
3.5 

5 
spring break 

7 
spring break 

9 
spring break 

12 
3.6 variance 

14 
3.6 ct'd, E(g(X)), higher
moments 
HW5 

16 
3.7 joint densities 

19 
3.7 ct'd 

21 
class cancelled 
HW6 

23 
3.8 combining rv's 

26 
3.9 further properties of the mean and variance  
28 
3.9 ct'd 
HW7  
30 
Easter break 

April 

2 
Easter break 

4 
3.10 order statistics (X_max, X_min)  HW6 

6 
3.12 moment generating
functions 

9 
3.12 ct'd 
HW7 

11 
midterm 2
solutions 2A solutions 2b 

13 
3.12 ct'd 
HW8 

16 
Patriot's Day  
18 
4.2 Poisson


20 
4.2 Poisson 

23 
4.3 Normal 
HW8 

25 
4.3 Normal 

27 
4.4 Geometric 

30 
4.5 Negative binomial 
chapter 4
practice problems 
practice
problem solutions 
May 

2 
wrap up 