Welcome to the Course Page of AS/SC/AK/MATH 2030 3.0 A Elementary Probability Fall 2003 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

This
area will contain announcements and solutions to quizzes and midterm exam.
Announcements made in class will be posted here in reverse chronological order
and will not be repeated in class. Please take a minute to read the
announcements carefully, as they often get updated. You may need to Reload/Refresh this page.
Course: 
Session: 
Fall
2003 

Section: 
A 

Lectures: 
MWF
8:309:20am, CLH E 

Tutorials: 
TBA

Instructor: 
Name: 
Iulduz Raguimov 

Office: 
S512
Ross 

Phone: 
x66092


Office
Hours: 
W
1:303:00pm, R 4:306pm, also by appointment 

Email: 

TAs: 
Names: 
Jing
Wang 


Ina
Sandler 

Email: 

Grading 
Assignments 
12%


Two
Quizzes 
10%


Midterm
Exam 
25%


Final
Examination 
50%


Participation 
3%

Course Description: The course covers the
mathematics of probability. Topics include probability spaces, conditional
probability, independence, random variables, distribution functions, expectations,
Chebyshev's inequality, common distributions,
momentgenerating functions and limit theorems. Basic mathematical models of
randomness will be introduced and fundamental notions of independence and
conditional probability will be analyzed. Calculations will be based both on
combinatorial methods and on integral calculus. A variety of concrete
distributions (Normal, Binomial, Poisson, etc,
together with their multivariate generalizations) will be studied using density
functions, distribution functions and momentgenerating functions. The course
is designed for students who want more than a "cookbook" approach to
the subject, for those who expect to take further curses in probability,
mathematical statistics or stochastic processes. Students contemplating taking
actuarial science examinations are strongly recommended to take this
course.
For a more detailed list of topics with references to the text, please see Course Schedule.
Textbook: 
Probability 
by
Jim Pitman (SpringerVerlag, 1993). ISBN
0387979743 



Course
Prerequisites: 
AS/SC/MATH
1010 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 1014 3.0, or AS/SC/AK/MATH 1310 3.0. 
Degree
Credit Exclusion: 
None 


Important
Dates: 
September
08: Classes
commence. 
September
19: Last
date to announce the components of final grade. 

September
19: Last
date to enrol in the course without my permission. 

October
03: Last
date to enrol in the course with my permission. 

November
07: Last date
to drop the course without receiving a final grade. 

December
02: Classes
end. 

December
03: Study
period before exams. 

December
04: Last
date to submit term work.. 

December
04: Examinations
Start 

December
19: Examinations
End. 
(subject to any changes announced in class)
WEEK 
SECTIONS 
COMMENTS 
September
812 
1.1,
1.2, 1.3 
Lectures
begin Monday, September 08. 
September
1519 
1.3,
1.4, 1.5 
Tutorials
begin. 
September
2226 
1.5,
1.6 

Sep
29 Oct 3 
1.6,
2.1, Quiz 1 
Quiz
#1 will take place on Friday, October 03. 
October
610 
2.1,
2.2 
No
classes will be on Monday, October 06. 
October
1317 
2.2,
3.1 
No
classes will be on Monday, October 13. 
October
2024 
4.1,
4.4 

October
2731 
4.4,
4.5, Midterm Exam 
Midterm
Exam will take place on Wednesday, October 29. 
November
37 
4.5,
3.2 

November
1014 
3.2,
3.3 

November
1721 
3.3,
2.4, Quiz 2 
Quiz
#2 will take place on Friday, November 21. 
November
2428 
3.1,
3.4, 

December
1, 2 
4.2,
Review 
Lectures
end Tuesday, December 02. 
December
419 

Final
Examination: Tuesday,
Dec. 16 at 19:00 in SLH A and F. 
Note 1: Not all the sections of each chapter will be covered.
Note 2: It is recommended to read the relevant sections of
the text before every lecture.
This area will contain homework assignments and will be updated periodically.
You may need to Reload/Refresh
this page.
Assignments must be dropped in the course mailbox by the north elevators
of the 5th floor of the Ross Building.

DUE 
SECTION 
EXERCISES 
Assignment
#1: 
Wednesday,
Sept. 24, 
Appendix
I 
vii,
viii, x, xi, xii, xiii 

2003 at
2pm 
1.1 
2,
3, 7 


1.3 
4,
5, 6, 9, 10. 




Assignment
#2: 
Wednesday,
Oct. 08, 
1.4 
4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 12 

2003 at
2pm 
1.5 
2,
3, 5 (a)(d). 




Assignment
#3: 
Monday,
October 20, 
1.6 
4,
6, 7, 8 

2003 at
4pm 
2.1 
2,
6, 7 


4.1 
3
(a), (b), (c); 12 (b). 




Assignment
#4: 
Wednesday,
Nov. 05, 
2.2 
6,
8, 9, 12 

2003 at
3pm 
4.4 
4,
10(b) 


4.5 
5,
6 (a), (b). 




Assignment
#5: 
Wednesday,
Nov. 19, 
4.5 
6(c)


2003 at
3pm 
4.1 
3
(e), 4 (a), (b), (c), 9 


3.2 
5,
8, 11, 13 (a), (b), (c), (e), 14. 




Assignment
#6: 
Friday,
Nov. 28, 
3.3 
2,
3, 5, 17, 20, 23 

2003 at
3pm 
2.4 
5,
6, 7 




Assignment
#7: 
Thursday,
Dec. 04, 
3.1 
4,
6, 15 (a), (b), (c) 

2003 at
3pm 
3.4 
5,
8 


4.2 
1,
4 




Note 1: Students are permitted to discuss assignments with
each other, but every student must hand in her or his own solutions.
Note 2: You have to print your name and student number, and in particular,
you have to underline your family name.
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering
the lecture hall. For quizzes and exams digital dictionaries, palms, cell
phones, pagers or other electronic devices are not allowed. All such devices as
well as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be left at the front
of the lecture hall. Anyone caught with electronic devices will be charged with
Academic Dishonesty (see next page). The only items you may have at your seat
are pens, pencils, student ID, calculators, purses and coats.
You are responsible for all material covered in lectures.
Note: Photo identification and signingin are required at all
quizzes and examinations.
The composition of the final grade is as follows:
Assignments (roughly biweekly) :
12%
Quizzes (2 for 25 minutes each) :
10% (Friday, October 3 and Friday, November 21, 2003)
Midterm Exam (50 minute written exam held in the lecture period) : 25%
(Wednesday, October 29, 2003)
Final Examination (3hour exam scheduled by the Registrar's Office) :
50% (Tuesday, December 16, 2003)
Participation: 3% (determined by attendance).
No late assignments will normally be accepted, but
everybody's worst assignment mark will be dropped.
All assignment, quiz and exam marks should be interpreted as row scores and not
"percentages". The statistics of scores will be announced for both
the midterm and quizzes. Cutoff will be announced for converting midterm
scores into letter grades.
Makeup Policy:
No permission will be given to a student to write quizzes
or exam in advance of their scheduled dates. No makeups will be done for the quizzes
or midterm exam. Missed exams
and quizzes will be counted as zero, except under extreme
circumstances. If you miss one of the quizzes or midterm exam and provide a medical certificate showing a
physical incapability of writing inclass exams, the corresponding percentage of the final grade will
be "forwarded" to the final exam. However, missing exams is extremely
dangerous and not recommended. As experience has shown, students who miss
inclass exams because of some ?mysterious illnesses? will usually average 30% on the final exam. A student who
misses the Final Examination will be allowed to write a make up exam only if both of the following
conditions are met:
1)
the student notifies me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca)
or the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics (Undergraduate Office, N502/N503 Ross Building, 4167362100 ext.
55902) in advance that the exam will be missed.
2)
The student provides a medical certificate showing a physical
incapability of writing the exam.
Students who miss the Final Examination and do not meet both conditions will
receive a grade of F.
Note: Do not make vacation/job plan until the final exam date is
known: having a plane ticket for Hawaii or Las Vegas on December 15 is NOT a
legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on December 18.
Religious Observance:
York University is committed to respecting the religious beliefs and practices of all members of the community and making accommodations for observances of special significance to adherents. If any of the dates specified in the course schedule for inclass tests pose such a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) by September 19, 2003. Please note that if the final exam date poses a conflict, students must complete an Examination Accommodation Form, which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
Academic Honesty
Conduct that violates the ethical or legal standards of the university community or of one’s programme or specialization may result in serious consequences. Refer to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty, which is found on pp. 7781 in the “20022003 University Calendar”.
Individual questions can be discussed by email, or in person after class, or during office hours. Please send all email notes as plain text within the body of the message. Do not send attachments nor HTMLformatted mail. Also, if the name of your account is an alias, I will not know who the mail is from unless you sign it; it also risks being accidentally discarded as junk mail. The course web page will be updated regularly to include important announcements made in class, such as the material to be covered on the exams and quizzes. Email notes requesting such information contained on the web page will be answered the last.
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