Date 
topic/section 
HW assigned 
HW due/solutions 
January 

12 
2.2 sample spaces, algebra of sets  calculus review problems 
solutions 
14 
2.2/2.3 distributive
laws, DeMorgan's laws, definitions of probability,
equallikelihood experiments 
HW1 

16 
2.3 Kolmogorov's axioms, properties of a probability function  
19 
MLK Day 

21 
2.4 conditional probability  
23 
2.4 ct'd  HW2 
HW1 
26 
2.5 independence  
28 
snow day BC canceled 

30 
2.5, 2.6 more independence, combinatorics  
February 

2 
snow day BC canceled  
4 
2.6 more combinatorics  HW3 
HW2 
6 
2.6 concluded, 2.7
combinatorial probability 


9/11 
snow day; 3.2 binomial probabilities  HW3  
12 
3.2 hypergeometric
probabilities 

13 
3.3 discrete rv's,
pdf/cdf 

16 
3.4 continuous rv's, pdf 

18 
3.4 continued 
HW#4 

20 
3.4, 3.5 begun, expected
values 

23 
midterm 1 solutions 

25 
3.5 more expected values
examples 
HW#4 

27 
3.5, 3.6 E(g(X)),
variance 

March 

2 
spring break 

4 
spring break 

6 
spring break 

9 
3.6 variance 
HW#5 

11 
3.6, 3.7 higher moments,
joint densities begun 

13 
3.7 joint densities
computing probabilities 

16 
3.7 independent rv's 
HW#5 

18 
3.7 more independence 

20 
3.8 combining rv's  HW#6 

23 
3.9 further properties of
the mean and variance 

25 
3.9 ct'd 

27 
3.10 order statistics
(X_max, X_min) 
HW#6 

30 
class canceled 

April 

1 
class canceled 

3 
Easter break 

6 
Easter break 

8 
3.12 moment generating
functions 
HW#7 

10 
3.12 mgf's 

13 
more mgf's 

15 
covariance 
HW#7 

17 
midterm 2 solutions 

20 
Patriots' Day  
22 
more covariance, Poisson
distribution 

24 
more Poisson, normal
distribution 

27 
CLT, normal approximation
to binomial 

29 
geometric/negative
binomial distributions 
chapter 4 problems
solns 

May 

8 
final exam 12:30 pm 