# Math 241

(Last updated Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:45pm)

## Meetings

*The first class meeting will be on Monday, February 1 at **1**:40pm. *

After the first week of class, we will use Monday's class time as an office hour meeting 1:40–2:40pm and we will have a live class session on Wednesdays 1:40–2:40pm.

All meetings will occur on Zoom (Zoom Link).

## Materials

Textbook: Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie.

*Introduction to Probability.*Solutions to odd-numbered problems in the Grinstead–Snell book

Optional Textbook: Ross, Sheldon.

*A First Course in Probability.*Online calculators: WolframAlpha, Symbolab

Contact: You can always reach me via email at nicholas.vlamis@qc.cuny.edu. I will generally respond within 24 hours.

Math Tutoring Lab: there will be

*some*tutoring available for 241 this semester (see below for details).

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## 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

Homework 3 --- Complete by Monday, March 1.

## 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.

Homework 2 --- Complete by Monday, February 22.

Quiz 1 --- Due Friday, February 19.

## 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.

Homework 1 --- Complete by Wednesday, February 17

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.

## Week 1 (2/1--2/5)

Quiz 0 — Due Friday, February 5

Random Walk Video (Not Required)