Prof.  Glenn Tesler  

Lecture  MWF 11:0011:50 p.m., Center 109  
Office hours  AP&M 5840, (858) 5345931,
Wednesdays 34:50 p.m.
You may also come to the office hours for my other class (Math 20C) Mondays 34:50 p.m., but students from the other class have priority. 

Website  http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~gptesler/180a  
T.A.  Jason Bandlow  
Section A02  Thu. 99:50 a.m., HSS 1305  
Office hours  AP&M 2325, Wed. 12 p.m.  
T.A.  Lei Wu  
Section A03  Thu. 77:50 p.m., HSS 2154  
Section A04  Thu. 88:50 p.m., HSS 2154  
Office hours  AP&M 5760, Wed. 23 p.m. and Thu. 4:305:30 p.m.  
Textbook  Jim Pitman, Probability, (c) 1993, SpringerVerlag.  
Requirements  Weekly homework, two midterms, one final. Your composite grade is comprised of homework (15% for all homeworks combined), two midterms (20% and 25%), and the final (40%).  
Homework 
Homework will be posted on the class website
and is due in section on Thursday or to the T.A.'s homework box (on the wall
outside AP&M 2325) by Friday at 9 a.m.
It will be normally returned to you in section on Thursday
the following week.


Exams 
The rules and material covered on each exam will be
announced a week in advance. The dates are as follows:


Academic integrity  Cheating will not be tolerated. See the "UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship" published in the UCSD General Catalog.  
Math Add/Drop 
The Mathematics Department operates its own Add/Drop Center in AP&M 2420A, weekdays September 2230 at 9 a.m.noon and 13 p.m., and October 37 at 10 a.m.2 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Use it to change sections, add or drop math classes, check your waiting list status, etc. 
Homework #  Due 9 a.m. Friday  Assignment 

1  Sep. 30  1.1# 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 1.3# 2, 4, 5 Answer key (PDF) 
2  Oct. 7 
1.3# 6, 9, 10 1.4# 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 1.5# 1, 4, 5 1.6# 8 Answer key (PDF) 
3  Oct. 14 
1.6# 2, 3 2.1# 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 13 2.2# 2, 4, 12 Appendix 1 (pp. 513514)# (xi), (xii), (xiii), (xiv). In (xiv), "all" should be "only". Answer key (PDF) 
4  Oct. 21 
2.5# 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 3.1# 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 15, 22, 23 Answer key (PDF) 
5  Oct. 28 
Appendix 1 (p. 514)# (x) 3.2# 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 17 3.3# 1, 2, 3, 5 Answer key (PDF) 
6  Nov. 4 
2.4# 2, 7
(typo in 2.4.7.: X should be S)
3.3# 14, 17, 22 3.4# 1, 2, 4, 6 3.5# 3, 8, 10, 11 Answer key (PDF) 
  Nov. 11  Veterans Day, homework will be combined with next week's assignment 
7  Nov. 18 
1.6# 5, H1 (see below) 4.1# 3, 6, 11, 13, 15(bc) 4.4# 3, 5, 10 4.5# 2, 4, 5, 7, H2 H1: On Mars there are 669 Martian solar days in a year. At what number of Martians is there a 60% chance that at least two share a birthday? (Formulas are on p. 64 and the Nov. 2 class handout.) H2: Use the cdf in 4.5#2(a) to compute (i) P(0≤X≤2) (ii) P(0≤X<2) (iii) P(e<X≤π) (Of course it is easy to do this w/o the cdf, but please show how to do it with the cdf.) Answer key (PDF) 
  Nov. 25  Thanksgiving, homework will be combined with next week's assignment 
8  Dec. 2 
4.2# 3, 6, 7, 13 5.1# 2, 4bc, 5, 7 (in 5.1.7, replace all lowercase x's by t to avoid confusion with random variable X) 5.2# 2, 3, 11, 16, 17a, H3 5.3# 2, 3 5.4# 9, 11 6.3# 2 H3: In 5.2.3, compute (d) P(X≤a,Y≤b) with 0<a<1 and 0<b<1; (e) E(X+Y) Answer key (PDF) 