Introduction to Probability Theory

The course will have two exams during the quarter and a final. The exam dates are as follows:

**Exam 1:** Tuesday October 30 (in class)

Percentiles for exam 1 scores: 25-th percentile = 50; median = 66; 75-th percentile = 80

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**Exam 2:** Tuesday November 27 (in class)

Percentiles for exam 2 scores: 25-th percentile = 54; median = 67; 75-percentile = 77

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**Final exam:** Monday December 10, 9am--11am (two-hour final)

Percentiles for the final exam scores: 25-th percentile = 64; median = 74; 75-th percentile = 84.5

Material for the final exam:

Chapter 1: Sections 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 (only the probability of the union of three events)

Chapter 2: Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Chapter 3: Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 (only the definitions from the relevant handout), 3.8, 3.9 (convolutions and the distribution of the maximum and minimum of a random sample from a continuous distribution)

Chapter 4: Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

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*Course grade distribution*: Final exam: 35%; Exams 1 and 2: 55% (with 20% used for the lower exam score and 35% for the higher exam score); Homework: 10%

**RULES FOR ALL EXAMS**

• All three exams are closed-book, closed notes. The only item you can use during each exam is a piece of paper with your notes (see below). The use of calculators or cell phones is **not** allowed.

• You may bring one (letter size) piece of paper with notes on both sides. You can include formulas, definitions, theorems, etc. from the book and the lecture notes. You can **not** include solutions to homework exercises. You must write your name and student ID number on the piece of paper and submit it with your exam paper. You will be able to get it back, along with your exam paper, for the two exams given during the quarter. Final exam papers are not returned.

• Your photo ID will be checked when you submit your exam paper, so please make sure you have it with you for all exams.

**ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND MISCONDUCT**

Suspected academic misconduct during any of the exams, such as copying from other students or using any materials other than the permitted piece of paper with your notes, will be dealt with following the Academic Misconduct Policy for Undergraduates. The academic sanction for misconduct in a particular exam will be a score of 0 in the exam.