Fall 2015: MTH 201

Math 201, Fall 2015 - Introduction to Probability

Professors

Kyle Hambrook
  • 905 Hylan
  • 6-7853
  • ham br ook at ma th dot ubc dot c a
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00-4:00
Sevak Mkrtchyan
  • 805 Hylan
  • 5-9418
  • se vak dot mkrt chyan at roc hester dot e d u
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
Eyal Neuman
  • 1017 Hylan
  • 5-9427
  • ey aln 13 at gm ail . c o m
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 9:30-11:30

Class Meetings

Sevak Mkrtchyan
  • MW 3:25-4:40
  • Lattimore 201
Eyal Neuman
  • MW 2:00-3:15
  • Dewey 2162
Kyle Hambrook
  • TR 12:30-1:45
  • Goergen 108

Attendance

You are expected to be in class every day and come prepared to learn and work.

Text

Introduction to Probability Lecture Notes by David F. Anderson, Timo Seppalainen and Benedek Valko

Note: The textbook is not available to the general public yet. You can obtain an electronic copy from the Math 201 site in your blackboard account.

Prerequisites

Math 161 and 162 or the equivalent. Math 164 will help in some parts of the course but is not essential.

Grade

10% Webwork + 10% Written Homework + 20% First Midterm + 20% Second Midterm + 40% Final

The final will consist of two parts, covering material before and after the second midterm. The first part of the final can make up for a bad midterm score.

Webwork

Webwork sets will be due Saturdays at 11:00pm, starting at the end of the second week of the course. Set 0 does not count for the grade; it is a practice set to get you familiar with Webwork, and it is due on Saturday at the end of the first week. No late submissions will be allowed under any circumstances.

A TA will be available to answer questions about Webwork homework sets until 8:00pm on Saturdays. Questions received after 8pm may not be answered.

Written Homework

Written homework will be due Wednesdays in class (Mkrtchyan’s and Neuman’s sections) or Thursdays in class (Hambrook’s section). No late submissions will be allowed under any circumstances.

Academic honesty

All assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with the University of Rochester’s Academic Honesty Policy. More information is available at: www.rochester.edu/college/honesty

Tests

Recitations

These will start during the second week of classes. There will be two 1 hour sessions reviewing the week’s material. The material of the two sessions will be the same, so you can attend whichever one suits you. Recitations are optional. Even though you don’t have to come, recitations could be a valuable resource.

TA Time Place
Wending Li TBD TBD
Wending Li TBD TBD

TA office hours

In addition to recitations and instructors’ office hours, our TAs will also hold office hours where you can ask any questions related to the course material. Office hours can be especially useful if you take the initiative by identifying topics that are giving you trouble and formulating good questions.

TA Office Hours
Wending Li TBD, Hylan 1103
Kevin Lin TBD, Hylan 1103
Qibin Shen TBD, Hylan 715
Shuhui Shi TBD, Hylan 718

Help

If you run into trouble in the course, there are several sources of help. You can form a study group with your friends, since talking about the material is an excellent way to increase your understanding. There are also resources in the math department and at the university level.