Welcome to the Course Page of MATH 2030 3.00 A Elementary Probability Summer 2014 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

This area will contain announcements and solutions to
assignments and tests. 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.
June 30: 
Please click here to see your final exam mark and unofficial 

letter grade for
the course. Please also note that your official 

grade for the course will be available by the Registrar's 

Office upon the faculty approval. 

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! 
June 17: 
I am
making available your percentage grade for Test #2. 

As it
was announced earlier, you can pick up your graded test paper 

from
my office, S512 Ross, on Wednesday, June 18 between 12 and 

13:30
or between 17:30 and 18:30. 
June 15: 
As it was announced in the last class, the Final Examination 

for
the course will take place on Friday, June 20, from 19:00 

to 22:00 in CLH D. 

The exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire course material 

that we covered in class from Appendix 1, Sections 1.11.6, 2.1, 2.2 

2.4, 2.5, 3.13.6, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5 and 6.4 of the textbook according to 

the Course Schedule, but with an emphasis on more recent material 

covered after the second
test. On the exam you will be allowed to use 

a
nonprogrammable, singleline scientific calculator and provided 

with the
following formula sheet. There will be several questions, some 

with a few parts.
Marks for each question will be indicated. You will 

have
to show all your work, and you should explain your solutions 

where appropriate. Unofficial final grades for the course will hopefully 

be posted by
Monday, June 30. 

Please also note that I will be holding an additional office hour for 

last minute questions on
Wednesday, June 18 from 17:30 to 18:30. 

I am making available solutions to Homework problems from 

Sections 2.4 and 3.5. 
June 14: 
Homework problems for Section 6.4: 

# 1; 2(b),(c); 4; 5; 6; 7; 12; 14. 
June 11: 
As it
was promised in the class yesterday, I am making available 

solutions to Test #2 questions.
The graded test papers will hopefully 

be ready to pick
up from my office on Wednesday, June 18. 

I am
also making available formula sheet for the Final Examination. 
June 08: 
I am making available solutions to Homework problems from Sections 

3.2 and 3.3. 
June 05: 
As it
was announced in the class today, we will write Test #2 in 

the Lecture Room,
CLH C, during the first half of
the class on 

Tuesday, June 10. On the test you will be responsible for all the 

material covered in class from Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 

3.3,
3.6, 4.1, 4.4 and 4.5 of the textbook. 

Also, according to your request, I am making available 

Part V of Professor Salisbury’s Lecture Notes. 

Homework problems for Sections 2.4, 3.4, 3.5 and
4.2: 

Section 2.4: # 5; 6(a),(b); 7(a),(b),(c),(d),(f); 

Section 3.4: # 5; 8; 

Section 3.5: # 4; 9; 10; 11; 

Section 4.2: # 1; 4. 
June 04: 
I am
making available solutions to Homework
problems from Sections 

2.2, 4.4 and 4.5. 
June 03: 
Please
note that the S1 Summer 2014 course evaluations are available 

Online
at the URL link: http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca
until June 16, 

2014.
It is the time for you to be the judge. Please go online and complete 

the course evaluation. 

Homework problems for Sections 3.2, 4.1 and 3.3: 

Section 3.2: # 5; 8; 11; 13(a),(b),(c),(e); 14; 

Section 4.1: # 3(e); 4(a),(b),(c); 9; 

Section 3.3: # 2, 3, 5, 17, 20, 23. 

I am
making available Part IV of
Professor Salisbury’s Lecture Notes. 
June 02: 
I am
making available the Math Lab Schedule for the week of June 2^{nd}. 
May 28: 
Homework problems for Sections 2.1, 2.2 and 4.4: 

Section 2.1: # 2, 6, 7; 

Section
2.2: # 6, 8, 9, 12; 

Section
4.4: # 4; 10(b). 
May 26: 
I am
making available a scanned copy of the solutions to Test #1 questions. 

Please also note that the graded test papers will
hopefully be returned in the 

class on
Thursday, May 29. 
May 23: 
I am
making available the Math Lab Schedule for the week of May26th. 

Please also note that along with Mark, Victor is
another TA in the Math 

Lab responsible for MATH 2030. 
May 21: 
As it
was promised in the class yesterday, I am making available previous 

year’s
Test #1 with solutions as well as Part III of
Professor Salisbury’s 

Lecture Notes. 
May 20: 
Please
note that we will write Test #1 at the first half
of the class 

on
Thursday, May 22 in two class rooms, as follows: 

 family name starting with A  L: CLH C; 

 family name starting with M  Z: CLH J. 

On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class 

from Sections 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and Appendix 1 of the textbook. 

On the test you will also be responsible for the material that we are 

going
to finish covering in the class today on: 

Representing discrete and continuous distributions (Section 3.1, pages 

140141 and Section 4.1, pages 259271 of the textbook); 

Cumulative distribution functions (c.d.f.) and their relation with densities 

and
discrete distributions (Section 4.5 of the textbook). 

Homework problems for Sections 3.1, 4.1 and 4.5: 

Section 3.1: # 4; 6; 9; 15(a),(b),(c); 

Section 4.1: # 2(a); 3(a),(b),(c),(d); 12(b); 

Section 4.5: # 2(a); 5; 6(a),(b),(c). 
May 19: 
I am making available solutions to Homework problems from 

Sections 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6. 
May 16: 
I am making available solutions to Homework problems from 

Appendix
1 and Sections 1.1, 1.3, and the Schedule
of the Math Lab 

for the week of May19th. 

HAVE
A WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND! 
May 15: 
I am
making available Part II of
Professor Salisbury’s Lecture Notes. 

The URL for MATH 2030 PASS Facebook group is: 


May 14: 
As it
was promised in the class yesterday, I am making available Part I 

of Professor Salisbury’s Lecture Notes. 

Please
also take a note that the class representative’s email address is: 

fahimf5f@yahoo.ca 
May 11: 
Please
note that Tutorials for the course will be done in the Math Lab, 

S525
Ross Building. I am making available Temporary Schedule of 

the Math Lab for
the week of
May12th. Please also note that Mark will 

be a TA in the Math Lab responsible
for MATH 2030. 
May 06: 
Welcome back! 

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Homework problems for Chapter 1 and Appendix 1: 

Section 1.1: # 2, 3, 7; 

Section 1.2: #2, 3; 

Section 1.3: # 4, 5, 6, 9, 10; 

Appendix 1: # vii, viii, x, xi, xii, xiii; 

Section 1.4: # 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12; 

Section 1.6: # 4, 6, 7, 8; 

Section 1.5: # 2, 3, 5 (a)(d). 
Course: 
Term
and Session: 
S1
2014 

Section: 
A 

Lectures
(day, time and venue): 
T/R
18:021:00, CLH C 
Instructor: 
Name: 
Dr.
Iouldouz Raguimov 

Office: 
S512
Ross 

Email: 


Mailbox: 
N520
Ross 

Phone: 
4167362100,
EXT. 66092 

Office
Hours: 
T
12:0013:00, W 17:3018:30 

Tutorials: 
Math Lab Schedule after June 9 
Grading: 
Two
Tests: 
45% 

Final
Examination: 
55% 
Course Description: Introduction to the theory of probability as preparation for further study in both mathematical or applied probability and statistics. Topics include probability spaces, conditional probability, independence, random variables, distribution functions, expectations, Chebyshev's inequality, common distributions, momentgenerating functions, laws of large numbers and limit theorems.
This course provides an introduction to the theory of probability. It covers the mathematics used to calculate probabilities and expectations, and discusses how random variables can be used to pose and answer interesting problems arising in nature. It is required for most programs in Mathematics and Statistics, or in Computer Science. Subsequent courses that use the material covered include mathematical statistics, operations research, mathematical finance, stochastic processes as well as advanced courses in probability.
For a more detailed list of topics with references to the textbook, please see Course Schedule.
Textbook: 
Probability, First Edition 
by
Jim Pitman 


SpringerVerlag,
1993. ISBN 0387979743 
Course
Prerequisites: 
One
of SC/MATH 1010 3.00, SC/MATH 1014 3.00 or SC/MATH 1310 3.00. 
Degree
Credit Exclusions: 
None. 
Important
Dates: 
May
06: Classes
commence 
May
09: Last
date to enrol in the course without my permission 

May
16: Last
date to enrol in the course with my permission 

May
30: Last
date to drop the course without receiving a final grade 

June
16: Classes
end 

June
1820: Final Examination, TBA. 
WEEK: 
SECTIONS: 
EVENTS: 
May 0509 
1.11.3, Appendix 1, 1.4 
Lectures
commence on Tuesday, May 06. 
May 1216 
1.6, 1.5, 3.1, 4.1, 4.5 

May 1923 
2.1, 2.2, 3.2, Test #1 
Test
#1 will take place on Thursday, May 22. 
May 26 30 
4.4, 3.3, 3.4, 2.5, 3.6 

June 0206 
3.1, 3.3, 2.4, 3.5 

June 0913 
3.1, Test #2, 6.4, Review 
Test
#2 will take place on Tuesday, June 10. 
June 1820 
Final
Examination: 
TBA. 
Note 1: Not all topics of the sections above will be covered
and it is not necessary that we will cover the topics in the same order as the
textbook presents them.
Note 2: It
is recommended to read the relevant sections of the textbook before every
lecture.
Throughout the term, homework problems will be
posted to the Announcements section of
the course web page. In order to develop your understanding of the course
material you must do all assigned problems. These will not be collected for
grading and hence will not directly affect your grade. However, it is extremely
important that you
complete all assigned exercises. Do not memorize them. Rather, learn how to
solve problems like them. Learning Mathematics is not a spectacular sport, it
is a participatory event. There is nothing like a bit of computation to
strengthen understanding in mathematics! Use the Solutions Manual only after you have tried
the problem. Solutions to typical homework problems will be posted to the
course web page. Successful students must keep up with homework and seek help
for points they do not understand as soon as possible. Do not fall behind! It
is recommended to read the relevant sections of the textbook before every class. Next to the
classes, working out the answers to the problems is the most important preparation
for the tests and exam that will contain for the most part but not exclusively,
questions very similar to those from the textbook. It is quite practical to
work on your own or together in small groups. Each student should do at
least two hours of independent study for every lecture hour. The amount you
learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the
amount of time you spend working on
problems.
Please turn off all cell phones,
iphones, ipods, ipads and pagers before entering the lecture hall.
For the tests and exam cell phones, iphones, ipods, ipads,
calculators, digital dictionaries, palms, pagers or any other internet
connected 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 the next page). The only items you may have at your seat are pens,
pencils, student ID and purses. You are responsible for all material covered in
lectures.
Note: Photo identification and signingin are
required at all tests and exam.
The official grades
at York University are LETTER
grades. Qualitative descriptions of these grades and their corresponding grade points
can be found at this link. Your test marks will be on a numerical scale because these have to be weighted and averaged in various ways, but THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC PREDETERMINED
CORRELATIONS BETWEEN NUMERICAL GRADES AND LETTER GRADES in this course. In
particular, the "numerical" grades you receive are NOT to be interpreted as percentages; they are merely
'raw scores'. Once the tests are
returned in class, the distribution of 'raw scores' will be announced along with their approximate conversion to letter grades. The median letter grade for the course will likely fall between C and C+.
The composition of the final
grade is as follows:
Two tests (75 minutes each, written tests held in lecture periods): 25%+20%
of the overall grade (Tentative
dates for the tests: Thursday, May 22 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014).
Final examination (3hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 55%
of the overall grade, will take place during the examination period between June 18 and 20,
2014.
Note: Students have five days from the date of the return
of test papers to appeal their marks. Some test papers (randomly selected) are
photocopied before they are handed back, so we can detect subsequent
alterations.
Makeup
Policy:
No permission will be given to
a student to write the tests in advance of their scheduled dates. No makeups
will be done for the tests. A missed test will be counted as zero, except under
extreme circumstances in which case the corresponding percentage of the overall
grade will be "forwarded" to the final exam. If you miss a test for
medical reasons, you must turn in within one week following the test date the
Attending Physician's Statement form provided here after getting it filled in by your doctor. No
other type of medical note will be accepted. However, missing tests is
extremely dangerous and not recommended. As experience has shown, students who
miss class tests 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 makeup 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, N502/503
Ross Building, 4167362100 4167362100, Ext. 55902 or 33969) in advance that
the exam will be missed,
2) the student submits within one week following the exam date the Attending
Physician's Statement form provided here after getting it filled in by his/her doctor.
Students who miss the final examination and do not meet both conditions will
receive a grade of F. It is student's responsibility to fill out and submit the
Deferred Standing Agreement Form.
Note: Do not make
vacation/job plan until the final exam date is known: having a plane ticket for
Banff or Hawaii on June 15 is NOT a legitimate excuse for
absence from a final examination on June 20.
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 in the tests pose such
a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca)
within the first two weeks of classes. Please note that if the final exam date
poses a conflict, students must complete the Examination Accommodation Form,
which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
Academic Honesty:
Students are responsible for
familiarizing themselves with University Policies and Regulations. 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.
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 or HTMLformatted mail. No texting, please. 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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