**Instructor:**

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

Course homepage: http://math.fau.edu/long/STA4442S11.htm

**Time and Place:**

MW 4:00-5:20pm in GS 108.

**Office Hours:**

MWF 2:00-3:50pm in SE 268.

Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.

**Textbook:**

** Probability and Statistical
Inference**, 8th Edition, by Robert V. Hogg and Elliot A. Tanis, ISBN:
0-321-58475-9, Prentice Hall,

**Course Description:**

This is a first course in probability. It will cover most of the Chapters 1-5 from the textbook: Probability, Discrete Distributions, Continuous Distributions, Bivariate Distributions, and Distributions of Functions of Random Variables.

**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 2282 (Minimum
Grade C).

**Exams:**

Midterm I |
Wednesday, February 16, 4:00-5:20pm in class. Closed book exam. |

Midterm II |
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00-5:20pm in class. Closed book exam. |

Final |
Monday, May 2, 4:00-6:30 pm, location: GS 108. Closed book exam. |

**Quizzes:**

We will have 6 biweekly quizzes on the scheduled dates (1/26, 2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, and 4/20) 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 (1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18). 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.

**Honor Code:**

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**Students with Disabilities:**

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in Boca Raton-SU 133 (561-297-3880), in Davie-MOD I (954-236-1222), in Jupiter- SR 117 (561-799-8585), or at the Treasure Coast- CO 128 (772-873-3305), and follow all OSD procedures.

Last modified: April 26, 2011

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