Course Outline

Integration is used in mainly in the 2nd half of MATH 2030, so in special circumstances students may request permission to take MATH 2030 concurrently with integral calculus.

- email: salt@yorku.ca
- Office: N536 Ross Building
- Personal homepage: www.math.yorku.ca/~salt/
- Phone: (416) 736-2100 extension 33921

- Departmental office: N520 Ross Building, (416) 736-5250, FAX: (416) 736-5757
- Undergraduate Program office: N502/503 Ross Building, (416) 736-5902
- Math/Stat lab: S525 Ross Building

If you need to see me outside these hours, you are welcome to try dropping by my office. If I am able to talk to you then, I will; if not we can arrange another time. Or you can e-mail me to arrange an appointment.

There are no formal tutorials scheduled for this section of the course. But prior to tests I will hold problem sessions in lieu of an office hour.

We will cover the first four chapters in detail. If time permits we will cover selected topics from the last two chapters.

- 5% Class quiz (Tentative date: Friday September 26))
- 20% Midterm test (Tentative date: Friday October 17)
- 20% Midterm test (Tentative date: Monday November 10)
- 15% Assignments (between 7 and 9)
- 40% Final exam

- I will mark the midterm and finals. Our TA will mark the quiz and assignments. Restrictions on TA hours mean that only a selection of the assignment problems will be marked.
- No late assignments will normally be accepted, but I will drop everybody's worst assignment mark.
- Assignments may be handed in in class or dropped in the course mailbox (one of the brown boxes by the north elevator of the 5th floor of Ross will soon have our course number on it).
- All assignment, quizz, and exam marks should be interpreted as raw scores and not 'percentages'. Cutoffs will be announced for converting midterm scores into letter grades. The distribution of scores will be announced for both the midterms.
- There will be no makeup midterm examinations. If you miss a midterm exam due to illness, and can supply an acceptable note from your doctor, then I will give more weight to your final examination results. This will be done by calculating an equivalent midterm score based on your ranking on the final.

The course will introduce the basic mathematical model of randomness, and will examine the fundamental notions of independence and conditional 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. Calculations will be based both on combinatorial methods and on integral calculus. A variety of concrete distributions will be studied (Normal, Binomial, Poisson, etc, together with their multivariate generalizations), using density functions, distribution functions, and moment-generating functions. Prior exposure to statistics or combinatorics would be useful, but is not assumed.

- Students with disabilities may obtain advice from the disability services office, including alternate exams and test accommodation services. See www.yorku.ca/altexams for further information.
- Students are expected to be familiar with York's policies on academic integrity. See www.yorku.ca/academicintegrity/students/index.htm for details.