(Last updated Monday, April 19 at 3pm)
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 11 (4/19--4/23)
Video 2 --- Watch by Wednesday, April 21
Week 10 (4/12--4/16)
Week 9 (4/5--4/9)
Reading: Section 6.2 and Section 8.1
Week 8 (3/15--3/19)
Week 7 (3/15--3/19)
Week 6 (3/8--3/12)
A lot of students have had/are having exams around this time, so I am only going to post one video to make sure everyone can keep/catch up.
Reading: the subsection Bayes' Formula in Section 4.1.
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).
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.