Math 3355-04 Fall 2007

Place: Lockett 132
Time: Mon Wed Fri 2:40pm to 3:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Ambar Sengupta
Office: Lockett 324
Telephone: 225-578-1607
Office Hours: Mon Wed 9am-10:30am

Course Information


A First Course in Probability by Sheldon Ross

Course Description

Introduction to probability, emphasizing concrete problems and applications; random variables, expectation, conditional probability, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, stochastic processes.

Course Content

The course will cover Chapters 1--8 of the textbook.

Chapter 1: Combinatorial Analysis
Chapter 2: Axioms of Probability
Chapter 3: Conditional Probability and Independence
Chapter 4: Random Variables
Chapter 5: Continuous Random Variables
Chapter 6: Jointly Distributed Random Variables
Chapter 7: Properties of Expectation
Chapter 8: Limit Theorems


Basic algebra, functions, trigonometry, and multivariable calculus (Math 2057).


Performance on the assignments and exams will be weighted in the final grade as follows:
Assignments: 25%
Two in-class exams: 50%
Final exam: 25%

Code of Ethical Conduct

Students must abide by the LSU Code of Student Conduct .