**Class meets at:** Goldsmith 100,
Mon, Wed 2:10 - 3:30 PM

**Lecturer:** Dmitry Kleinbock

**Office:** Goldsmith 207, phone 6-3059

**Office Hours:** Tue 2:10-3:30 PM or by appt.

**E-mail address:** kleinboc@brandeis.edu

**Graders:** Chao-Jen (CJ) Wang, cjwang@brandeis.edu, Goldsmith 106 (odd-numbered homeworks), office hours on Mon 1-2 and Thr 5-6;

Stephen Hermes, srhermes@brandeis.edu, Goldsmith 311 (even-numbered homeworks), office hours on Tue 12:30-1:30 and Thr 5-6.

**Text:**
A First Course in Probability, 7th edition, by Sheldon Ross, Prentice Hall, 2006. A
previous edition, not much different from the last one, is on
reserve at the Science Library.

We have
covered the first eight chapters of the book, with some omissions, namely sections:

1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.7 (without 4.6.2 and 4.7.1), 4.8.1, 4.9, 5.1-5.5 (without 5.5.1),
6.1-6.3, 7.1-7.2 (without 7.2.1 and 7.2.2), 7.4, 8.1-8.4.

**Final Exam Review Session**: Wednesday, December 10,
5-6 PM, Goldsmith 100.

Homework 12 is due then or before.

**Final Exam**: Monday, December 15, 1:30 - 4:30 PM, in Gerstenzang 121
(not in Goldsmith 100!)

**Sample problems** for the final exam include all the problems
from quizzes, weekly homework

and the midterm, and in additional the following problems:

Chapters | P | T | S |

1 | 7, 10, 18, 23 | 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 | |

2 | 11, 15, 27, 28, 37 | 6 | 3, 5, 13, 15 |

3 | 10, 14, 15, 21, 36, 84 | 1, 4, 8, 17, 19, 20 | |

4 | 13, 40, 48, 52, 54 | 2, 5, 9, 13, 19 | |

5 | 3, 16, 23, 28, 39, 40 | 2, 4, 6, 9, 10 | |

6 | 4, 5, 10, 28, 32 | 2, 4, 5, 6, 11 | |

7 | 7, 11, 16, 39 | 1 | 2, 3, 11 |

8 | 8, 10, 15 | 1 | 1, 2a, 3a, 7, 8 |

**Grades** will be computed as follows:

Midterm exam, Wednesday, October 22 | 25% |

The final exam, Monday, December 15 | 50% |

Quizzes, once every 2 weeks | 10% |

Graded homework | 10% |

Instructor's discretion | 5% |

The dates of the **midterm exam** and **quizzes** will be
announced in advance. Each quiz will take 15-20 min. **Homework** will
be assigned each Wednesday and
will
be due the following Wednesday.
**Instructor's discretion** includes **class
participation** (answering or asking questions in class) and **bonus
points** (for optional problems or exceptionally thoughtful analysis of
tests/homework).