Office: 209A LeConte College

Phone: 777-5346

E-mail: hitchcock@stat.sc.edu

__ Purpose:__
To provide a strong foundation in basic
probability for understanding the concepts and
modelling of random phenomena, and to prepare students for study of the
mathematical development of statistical methodology.

Problems in the second column will be graded on effort (1 point for making a decent effort at the problem) and not for correctness,

but you should try to understand how to solve all these problems before test time!

You must write your homework solutions NEATLY. You must present your solutions in the order that the problems are assigned (with the Column 2 problems last).

Handwritten solutions are fine, but if you type solutions, you should use either LaTeX or MS Word's Equation Editor,

since other word processors (like Word without Equation Editor) are not designed for mathematical typing.

The problem numbers given below reflect the regular 7th edition.

Due Date | Problems to be Graded on
Effort and Correctness |
Problems to be Graded
Solely on Effort |

Friday, August 30 | 2.1, 2.2, 2.6(b), 2.8 | 2.144 |

Monday, September 9 | 2.14, 2.18, 2.25, 2.34, 2.42, 2.71[show work!] | 2.20, 2.54, 2.56, 2.60, 2.61 |

Monday, September 16 | 2.72, 2.81, 2.94, 2.116, 2.124 | 2.76, 2.82, 2.100, 2.101, 2.110, 2.128 |

Wednesday, October 2 | 3.6, 3.12, 3.22, 3.34, 3.40, 3.72, 3.73, 3.74, 3.96(a), 3.110 |
3.30, 3.32[assume E(Y)>0], 3.58, 3.77, 3.120[use trial-and-error to maximize] |

Thursday, October 10 by 4 p.m. | 3.122, 3.134, 3.145[use binomial expansion], 3.146, 3.150, 4.1, 4.14(a,b,c) |
3.124, 3.126, 3.156, 3.158, 3.159, 3.196, 4.8(a), 4.20, 4.30 |

Wednesday, October 30 | 4.38(a), 4.48, 4.58(a,b,c,d,e), 4.74(a,b,c), 4.142(a,b)[use table on p. 838 for (a)] | 4.38(b), 4.50, 4.62, 4.74(d), 4.76, 4.136(a) |

Wednesday, November 13 | 4.82, 4.88, 4.94, 4.96(a,b,c), 4.110, 4.134(a,b), 4.146, 4.155(show work!), 4.158 |
4.81, 4.99[use R (or integrate by parts) for (b)], 4.106(a), 4.124(a)[note 40% = 0.40], 4.154(a,b), 4.156, 4.157[also find P(X < 150)] |

Tuesday, December 3 by 4 p.m. | 5.3, 5.16(a), 5.22, 5.26[for (b), use definition of conditional probability], 5.49, 5.52, 5.74(a,b,c), 5.91 | 5.4, 5.8(a,c), 5.12(a), 5.48, 5.80, 5.92, 5.97 |

5.123, 5.125(a), 5.135

Answers to these problems are given in the back of the book.

- Instructions for Downloading R (It is not necessary to download R for this course, but it is free and can be very useful for statistical analysis!)

- Test 1 Formula Sheet (You do NOT have to bring this to the test. A copy will be provided to you with your test.)

- Test 2 Formula Sheet (You do NOT have to bring this to the test. A copy will be provided to you with your test.)

- Test 3 Formula Sheet (You do NOT have to bring this to the test. A copy will be provided to you with your test.)

- Additional Formula Sheet for Final Exam (Copies of this sheet AND ALL PREVIOUS FORMULA SHEETS will be provided to you with your final exam.)

- Test 1 Example Solutions, Fall 2013 (Version A):(Word document) or (pdf document)

- Test 1 Example Solutions, Fall 2013 (Version B):(Word document) or (pdf document)

- Test 2 Example Solutions, Fall 2013 (Version A):(pdf document)

- Test 2 Example Solutions, Fall 2013 (Version B):(pdf document)

- Test 3 Example Solutions, Fall 2013 (Both Versions):(pdf document)

- Exam 1: September 18

- Exam 2: October 16

- Exam 3: November 20

- Final Exam: Saturday, December 14 - 9:00 a.m.