(Last updated Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:45pm)
Optional Textbook: Ross, Sheldon. A First Course in Probability.
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Math Tutoring Lab: there will be some tutoring available for 241 this semester (see below for details).
Week 5 (3/1--3/5)
Reading: the Binomial Probabilities and Binomial Distribution subsections of Section 3.2.
Week 4 (2/22--2/26)
Reading: Section 4.1 (Do not read the subsections dealing with Baye's probability and Baye's formula, those are for next week).
Quiz 2 --- Due Thursday, February 25
Week 3 (2/15--2/19)
Schedule Change Notice: The college is closed on Monday in observance of President's day. Office hours on Monday are cancelled, but Wednesday's class time will be treated as an office hour. Quiz 1 will be handed out on Wednesday at 3pm and will be due anytime on Friday. There is only one video for this week, since we would have lost a day during a regular in-person class.
Read the Poker Hands subsection of Section 3.2.
Week 2 (2/8--2/12)
Read Section 1.2 pages 18--29. Makes sure to read the subsection labelled Odds. I won't go over this in class, but I expect you to know it.
Read Section 3.1 through subsection Permutations.
Many of the sections in the book end with a subsection entitled Historical Remarks. These subsections are never mandatory reading, but they are really interesting.
In case you are interested, here is a link to the Birthday Problem Calculator I used in class. It may be helpful on future exercises.