This is the first course in a two-semester sequence and a prerequisite for the second course, MATH232. Both courses are devoted to understanding the ideas we use to treat random phenomena and not to computational proficiency, which can be learned in other places and is adequately treated using computer packages. The two basic concepts of this course are probability space and random variable, the most important idea being that of independence; and the two fundamental theorems are the law of large numbers and the central-limit theorem.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CADS)(CIS)(COMP)(DATA-MN)(IDEA-MN)(MATH)(MB&B)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One chapter will be treated each week, and four to six problems at the end of the chapter will be assigned. The assignments are due at the beginning of the first class of the following week, and the previous week's assignments will be returned then also, provided with a weekly grade and a cumulative grade estimate. Each week also an optional, more challenging problem will be assigned, due anytime. The final grade will be based on the fourteen assignments together with any performance on the more challenging problems.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A basic understanding of calculus and limit procedures is expected. Regular class attendance is essential. The course format will be mixed lecture, discussion, and problem solving in class.
|Instructor(s): Keane,Michael S. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|
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