Introduction to Methods and Theory of Probability (Stat 582)
Fall 2008

## General Information

Lecturer Zhiqiang Tan
Office: 459 Hill Center
Phone: (732) 445-5297
Email: ztan at stat.rutgers.edu

Lectures: Tu 6:40-9:30PM, ARC 105
Office hours: Wed 1:00-2:00PM
Textbook DeGroot and Schervish (2001) Probability and Statistics (3rd edition), Addison/Wesley. --- Required
Wackerly, Mendenhall, and Scheaffer (2002) Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Duxbury. --- Recommended
Topics
 Probability Sections 1.3-1.10, 2.1-2.3 Random Variables and Distributions Sections 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.5, 5.2-5.6, 5.9-5.11 Bivariate and Multivariate Distributions Sections 3.4-3.7, 4.6-4.7, 5.12 Functions of Random Variables Sections 3.8-3.9 Sample Mean and Central Limit Theorem Sections 4.8, 5.7
Exams and Homework There will be 3 quizes and a final exam. One page of cheat sheet is allowed.
Homework will be assigned.
Grading The final grade will be based on the following components with the weights:
 Classroom participation: 10% Quiz #1: 20% Quiz #2: 20% Quiz #3: 20% Final Exam: 30%
Homework Assignments HW 1, HW 2, HW 3, HW 4.

Solution to HW 1. (Please see Student's Solutions Manual for odd-numbered problems.)
Solution to Quiz 1.
Solution to HW 2. (Please see Student's Solutions Manual for odd-numbered problems.)
Solution to Quiz 2.
Solution to HW 3. (Please see Student's Solutions Manual for odd-numbered problems.)
Solution to Quiz 3.
Solution to HW 4. (Please see Student's Solutions Manual for odd-numbered problems.)
Announcements Final exam will be held 6:40-9:30PM, Tue, Dec 16, in ARC 105.
Quiz #3 will be held 8:10-9:30PM, Tue, Nov 18.
Quiz #2 will be held 8:10-9:30PM, Tue, Oct 21.
Quiz #1 will be held 8:10-9:30PM, Tue, Sept 23.