Concepts of Probability

Stat 134 with Hank Ibser, Fall '17.



Week 1

Welcome to Stat 134!

Aug 23-Aug 30

  • Welcome to Stat 134!
  • The course is currently fully enrolled; the waitlist will be automatically processed through CalCentral in the first three weeks.
  • Homework: 1.1.8, 1.3.12, 1.4.6, 1.4.10

Week 2

Stat 134

Aug 31-Sep 6

  • This week, we will be wrapping up Chapter 1 and starting on named distributions in Chapter 2.
  • Homework: 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.6.6, 1.rev.8, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.1.8, 2.1.12

Week 3

Stat 134

Sep 7-Sep 13

  • Quiz 1 is this coming Monday, on September 11. Quiz 1 will cover all of Ch 1. For practice, we highly recommend that you try all the problems from Chapter 1 on the Homework/Recommended Problems page.
  • Homework: 2.2.4, 2.2.10, 2.4.2, 2.4.8, 2.5.6, 2.5.8, 2.rev.10, 2.rev.24 (Be careful in part b.)

Week 4

Stat 134

Sep 14-Sep 20

  • Quiz 2 is this coming Wednesday, on September 20. Quiz 2 will cover all of Ch 2. For practice, we highly recommend that you try all the problems from Chapter 2 on the Homework/Recommended Problems page.
  • Homework: 3.1.6, 3.1.10, 3.1.14, 3.2.4, 3.2.14, 3.2.16, 3.rev.8, 3.rev.10

Week 5

Stat 134

Sep 21-Sep 27

  • Homework: 3.3.6, 3.3.8, 3.3.12, 3.3.14, 3.3.16, 3.4.2, 3.4.4, 3.rev.20

Week 6

Stat 134

Sep 28-Oct 4

  • You have a midterm this Friday in class;Monday's and Wednesday's lectures will be review for the midterm. Your HW is due earlier than usual this week, on Monday instead of Wednesday.
  • Homework: 3.4.12, 3.4.14, 3.5.10, 3.rev.2

Week 7

Stat 134

Oct 5-Oct 11

  • Congratulations on completing your midterm. There will be no homework due this week; enjoy the break!

Week 8

Stat 134

Oct 12-Oct 18

  • Homework: 4.1.4, 4.1.6, 4.1.12, 4.2.4, 4.2.6, 4.2.8, 4.rev.12, 4.rev.14 (part c. is on the next page)
  • Note: Careful about the variance calculation in 4.2.8. Many students calculate the expectation by weighted averaging, but that doesn't work for variances. If you can do part (a), then you should be able to find the density via the c.d.f.  Use that to justify your expectation calculation, and then use the same method to find the expectation of the square of X. After that the variance is easy.

Week 9

Stat 134

Oct 19-Oct 25

  • Quiz 3 is this coming Wednesday, on October 25. Quiz 3 will cover Ch 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, and 4.5. For practice, we highly recommend that you try all the problems from those sections on the Homework/Recommended Problems page.
  • Homework (due Wednesday, 10/25): 4.4.2, 4.4.4, 4.4.6, 4.5.2, 4.5.6, 4.5.8, 4.rev.22, 4.rev.24

Instructor:

Hank Ibser

Lectures:
  • MWF 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm, 2050 Valley Life Sciences

Email:

hankibser At berkeley DOT edu


Calendar

Week Topics Section Handouts
1 1.1 - 1.4 Wed, 8/23 Section 1
2 1.5 - 1.6, 2.1 Mon, 8/28
Wed, 8/30
Section 2
Section 3
3 2.2, 2.4 Mon, 9/4: Labor Day
Wed, 9/6
Section 4
4 2.5 - 3.1 Mon, 9/11: Quiz 1
Wed, 9/13
Section 5
5 3.2 - 3.3 Mon, 9/18
Wed, 9/20: Quiz 2
Section 6
6 3.4 - 3.6 Mon, 9/25
Wed, 9/27
Section 7
Section 8
7 Mon, 10/2: Review
Wed, 10/4: Review
Fri, 10/6: Midterm
Mon, 10/2: (Early) HW Deadline
Wed, 10/4
Section 9
Midterm Review Sheet
Math Review Sheet
8 4.1, 4.2 Mon, 10/9
Wed, 10/11
Section 10
9 4.4, 4.5 Mon, 10/16
Wed, 10/18
Section 11
Section 12
10 4.6, 5.1, 5.2 Mon, 10/23
Wed, 10/25: Quiz 3
11 5.2, 5.3 Mon, 10/30
Wed, 11/1
12 6.1, 6.2 Mon, 11/6
Wed, 11/8
13 6.3, 6.4 Mon, 11/13
Wed, 11/15: Quiz 4
14 6.4, 6.5 Mon, 11/20
Wed, 11/22: Thanksgiving
15 6.5
Fri, 12/1: Review
Mon, 11/27
Wed, 11/29
16 RRR Week: Review Mon, 12/4
Wed, 12/11
17 TBD: Final

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