# Probability I

Instructor:  Steffen Rohde, C-337 Padelford; Phone: 543 6171; email:  rohde@math.washington.edu
Class: MWF 12:30-1:20, LOW 106
Office hours: M 11-12, W 2-3, in PDL C-337

Textbook : Ross, A First Course in Probability (9th edition)

Course Description:  This is the first in a three-quarter sequence of courses in probability theory. We will cover Chapters 1-4 and parts of Chapter 5 of the textbook: basic principles of combinatorial analysis, basic axioms of probability, conditional probability and independence, discrete and continuous random variables, expectation and variance.

Grades : Solving homework problems on your own is crucial to succeeding in this class. However, since homework in this class will not be graded, your course grade will be determined from the two midterms (30% each) and the final exam (40%).

Midterm 1: Friday, April 21, in class

Midterm 2: Friday, May 12, in class

Final Exam: Thursday, June 8, 8:30-10:20am

Homework assignments:

Homework 1 (due Wednesday April 5):  Read Chapter 1 of the textbook. Do problems 1, 4, 5, 9, 12, 19, 21, 22, 25, 30 on p.15.  solutions

Homework 2 (due Monday April 17):  Read Chapter 2 of the textbook. Do problems 15, 17, 18, 30, 37, 40, 48, 49, 50, 55 on p.48. solutions

Homework 3 (due Wednesday, May 3): Read Chapter 3 of the textbook Do problems 2, 10, 12, 14, 21, 29, 38, 44, 79, 84 on p.97.  solutions

Homework 4 (due Monday, May 15): Read Chapter 4 of the textbook. Do problems 4, 11, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, 29, 32, 33, 35, 39 on p. 163

Homework 5 (due Monday, May 22): Read Chapter 4 of the textbook. Do problems 43, 45, 50, 60, 64, 66, 70, 74, 77 and 78 on p. 163 solutions

Homework 6 (due Friday, June 2): Read sections 5.1-5.5 of Chapter 5 of the textbook. Do problems 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 21, 23, 29, 31, 32, 34 on p. 212  solutions

Formulas provided on the final exam