MATH 362
Probability for Statistics


INSTRUCTOR: Karin Reinhold,  ES 123A,  phone 442-4641
Office hours: after class, everyday but not on Wednesdays,   or by appt.,  or by e-mail.
NOTE: time change for Wednesdays: On Wednesdays we will meet at 9:00am instead of 9:30am. TEXT: Probability and Statistics for engineering and the sciences, by Jay Devore
Book on line: IntroductiontoProbability byC.Grinstead and J.L.Snell


This course is a first course in Probabilities. We will start with probabilities and basic counting techniques. Then we will study probability discrete and continuous models, probability mass functions, density functions,and cummulative distribution functions. Discrete models will include the binomial, negative binomial, Poisson and hyper geometric distributions. Among continuous models: the normal and exponential distributions, the gamma and beta families, the t-distribution and chi-square.


We will have 3 exams of 100 pts each.
Exams: The tentative schedule for the exams is:

It is your responsibility to be aware of the dates of the exams and the content and due date of assignments. The information is listed in the course page. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to be aware of the topics discussed during that class and the assigned homework.

There is no reason to miss an exam other than getting sick (bring note from doctor), being on a team that has a game at the same time an exam is given (bring a note from your coach), or a death or serious illness in your family (bring a note from your family). In the event you can not attend an exam, you must notify me in advance, otherwise your grade for that exam will be 0. You can contact me by phone 442-4641 (leave a message if I'm not in), stop by my office (leave a note if I'm not in) or send me an e-mail: