# Spring 2016: MTH 201

# Math 201, Spring 2016 - Introduction to Probability

## Professors

- Carl Mueller
- Hylan 802
- ca rl dot e dot mu ell er at roch es ter dot e d u
- Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday 1:00-2:30
- Geordie Richards
- Hylan 1008
- gr ich ar 5 at ur dot roc hester dot e d u
- Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-5:00

## Class Meetings

Professor | Time | Place |
---|---|---|

Carl Mueller | MW 10:25-11:40 | B&L 106 |

Geordie Richards | MW 2:00-3:15 | Gavett 310 |

## Text

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

Note: The textbook is available as a PDF file; ask your professor.

## 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
second 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.

The lowest Webwork grade will be dropped.

## Written Homework

Written homework will be due Wednesdays in class.

**No late submissions will be allowed under any circumstances**.

The lowest written homework grade will be dropped.

## Tests

- First Midterm
- Thursday, February 18
- 8:00am - 9:15am
- Hoyt Hall
- Covers through section 2.5
- Last semester’s midterm 1, with solutions
- Second Midterm
- Thursday, March 24
- 8:00am - 9:15am
- Hoyt Hall
- Last semester’s midterm 2, with solutions
- Final Exam
- Monday, May 2
- 7:15pm - 10:15pm
- Location to be announced

## Academic honesty

All assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with the University of Rochester’s Academic Honesty Policy.

## 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 | Place |
---|---|---|

Martin Snow | Mon 11:30-1:30 | Hylan 708 |

Yang Xu | Thurs 3:30-5:00 | Hylan 11th floor |

Ugur Yigit | Fri 10:00-12:00 | Hylan 713 |

## 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. You can attend the office hours listed above. There are also resources in the math department and at the university level. Math study hall is in Hylan 1104 Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri from 5-8, and Wednesdays from 5-7.

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