Math 464: Section 001
The Theory of Probability
Spring 2016
Tu & Th 9:30 - 10:45 am in CHVEZ 304

Instructor Robert Sims
Phone: (520) 626-1990
Office: ENR2 S346
Office hours: Tues. 2:00 to 3:00 pm and Wed. 2:00 to 3:00 pm




The textbook for this course is: Probability: An Introduction (second edition) by Geoffrey Grimmett and Dominic Welsh.

Tentative Schedule



The following handout may be useful in adjusting to some of the course's terminology.

Semantics and Set Theory

The following handout concerns examples of discrete random variables.

Some Common Discrete RVs

The following handout concerns examples of continuous random variables.

Some Common Continuous RVs

The following handout contains estimates for the standard normal random variable.

Standard Normal RV

Here is the key to Test 1.

Key to Test 1

Here is the key to Test 2.

Key to Test 2

Here is the Make-Up to Test 2.

Test 2 Make-Up

Here is the key to the Make-Up for Test 2.

Test 2 Make-Up Key


All homework assignments will be posted here.

Homework 1: Due Thursday, January 28th, 2016.

Homework 1

Homework 2: Due Thursday, February 4th, 2016.

Homework 2

Homework 3: Due Thursday, February 11th, 2016.

Homework 3

Homework 4: Due Thursday, February 18th, 2016.

Homework 4

Homework 5: Due Thursday, February 25th, 2016.

Homework 5

Homework 6: Due Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

Homework 6

Homework 7: Due Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

Homework 7

Homework 8: Due Thursday, April 7th, 2016.

Homework 8

Homework 9: Due Thursday, April 28th, 2016.

Homework 9