Statistics 241a/541a , Fall 1996

Probability Theory

Instructor: J. A. Hartigan, 24 Hillhouse Avenue
Office hours: 2:00-5:00 Thursdays

Probability is the very guide to Life - Butler
The course will develop a working knowledge of probability concepts and techniques emphasizing applications. There will be many in-class demonstrations of probabilistic phenomena. Homework assignments, which are worth forty percent of the grade, are due each Monday at 9:30 at the beginning of class. The Monday class will be used for working the homework problems. The principal text for the course will be course notes available at Kinko's. Reference texts are James Pitman, Probability and Sheldon Ross, A first course in probability, on reserve at Cross Campus.

Lectures will cover the following topics:

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