Syllabus: Math 362 Spring 2007

Practice Exam 1

Practic Exam 2

Practice Exam 3

Practice Final

Instructor: John Palmer

Office: Math 718

Office Hours: Monday 11-12, Wednesday 2-3, Upper Division Tutoring Math 220 Thursday 1-2

Phone: 621-4364

Text: Introduction to Probability and Its Applications, 2nd edition, R. Schaeffer

The reading syllabus for the course can be found at 362 Reading Syllabus. There is another course site for 362 hosted by the Mathematics department that also has a description of the weekly computer labs for the course, but we won't be doing the labs that appear there. Our computer our labs will be done using the statistical data manipulation program R (R is an open software development project). You can find R at and you can freely download compiled binaries for Windows, OS X, or Linux. Last year R was installed on the learning center machines; I will check if this is still the case. I've posted a short note on R syntax written up by Bill Faris below, and as I write up the lab assignments and post them here I will include a description of the bits of R that are relevant. If by chance you already know how to use MINITAB you are welcome to use it instead. Lab assignments will be made on Fridays and are due the following Friday.

There will be homework assignments on a roughly weekly basis which I have posted below and I will announce the due dates in class. There will be three exams, the first on Wednesday February 7, the second on Friday March 9, and the third on Friday April 20; there will be a final exam at the time posted in the schedule of classes. Homework, including the computer labs, will count 30% of your final grade, the three in class exams will count 48% of your grade and the final will count 22% of your grade. The in class exams are optional. For each exam you miss your final will count an additional 16% of your grade. I strongly recommend that you study and take all the in class exams. There will be no makeup exams for the in class exams. The final exam is not optional.

I will collect homework on Fridays in class or if you want you can turn it in to the math office before 4:30 pm on Fridays. I will select random problems to grade so it is in your interest to do a careful and thorough job on the homework. As always mathematics is best learned by doing so the homework is the most important part of the course.

Homework Assignments and Notes


Bill Faris wrote some short but helpful notes on the use of R : Notes on using R

Calculus Review: go to Math 362 to get notes

Homework Assignments

Assignment #1 p.12: 2.1, 2.2 p.19: 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10

Assignment #2 p.30: 2.14, 2.16, 2.17, 2.25, 2.26 plus the first lab writeup, and additional problem

Assignment #3 p.53: 2.27, 2.29, 2.30, 2.40, 2.47

Assignment #4 p.72: 3.2,3.3,3.6,3.7,3.10 p.83: 3.11,3.12

Assignment #5 p.95: 3.24, 3.26, 3.27, 3.28, 3.29, 3.33, 3.35, 3.38 p.102: 3.40, 3.41, 3.46

Assignment #6 p.108: 3.54, 3.56, 3.57, 3.58, 3.59, 3.61, 3.69 p.113: 3.70, 3.74, 3.75, 3.77

Assignment #7 p.144: 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6 p.149: 4.9, 4.11, 4.13 p. 154: 4.21, 4.24, 4.27, 4.28

Assignment # 8 p.160: 4.30, 4.34, 4.36, 4.41, 4.42, 4.44, p.166: 4.48, p.184: 4.55, 4.57, 4.58, 4.59, 4.60, 4.70, 4.71, 4.72

Assignment #9 p.236: 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.15


Lab 1: Lab 1

Lab 2: Lab 2

Lab 3: Lab 3

Lab 4: Lab 4

Lab 5: Lab 5