**Instructor:**

Dr. Hongwei Long, office: SE 268, phone: 297-0810, e-mail: hlong@fau.edu

Course homepage: http://www.math.fau.edu/long/STA4442.htm

**Time and Place:**

MW 6:30-7:50pm in GS 109.

**Office Hours:**

MWR 10:00-11:00am and 1:30-2:30pm in SE 268.

Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.

**Textbook:**

** Probability and Statistical
Inference**, 7th Edition, by Robert V. Hogg and Elliot A. Tanis, ISBN:
0-13-146413-2, Prentice Hall,

**Course Description:**

This is a first course in probability. It will cover most of the Chapters 1-5 from the textbook: Basic Probability, Discrete Distributions, Continuous Distributions, Multivariate Distributions, and The Normal Distribution.

**Course Objectives:**

The students will be able to understand some basic concepts of probability and to apply the concepts to applied and theoretical problems.

**Prerequisites:** MAC 2312 or MAC 2254 (Minimum
Grade C).

**Exams:**

Midterm I |
Monday, October 1, 6:30-7:50pm in class. Closed book exam. |

Midterm II |
Wednesday, October 31, 6:30-7:50pm in class. Closed book exam. |

Final |
Monday, December 10, 6:30-9:00 pm, location: GS 118. Closed book exam. |

**Quizzes:**

We will have 6 biweekly quizzes on the scheduled dates (9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/29, 11/14, and 12/3) in class. We will count only the best five of them for the final grade. Each quiz takes up to 20 minutes and is based on homework problems and examples presented in class.

**Assignments:**

There will be six biweekly homework assignments, but only the best five of them will count for the final grade. Assignments should be handed in on the due dates (9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/24, 11/7, 11/28). Late assignments will not be accepted.

**Grading:**

Grading will be based on the following weighting:

20% Assignments

10% Quizzes

20% Midterm I

20% Midterm II

30% Final exam

There will be no make-up midterms. If a student has an acceptable excuse for missing the midterms, the weight of the midterms will be shifted to the final. Make-up final exam will be given only under exceptional circumstance, and written, verifiable excuses must be provided

**Grading Scale:**

0-49%: F, 50-55%: D-, 56-59%: D, 60-62%: D+, 63-65%: C-, 66-72%: C, 73-76%: C+, 77-79%: B-, 80-85%: B, 86-87%: B+, 88-89%: A-, 90-100%: A.

**Policies:**

Students are recommended to consult the undergraduate catalog for statements on incomplete grade, academic integrity, classroom etiquette, and advice for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Last modified: December 3, 2007

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