MATH 403 A
Life Contingencies (I)

Fall Semester, 1998

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TIME OF MEETING: Mon & Wed  1:25 - 3:00
PLACE: Earth Science 156A
INSTRUCTOR: Karin Reinhold,  ES 128A,  phone 442-4641
Office hours:   Fri  9:30 - 11:00  or by appt.,  or by e-mail.
TEXT: Actuarial Mathematics, by Bowers, Gerber, Hickman, Jones, and Nesbitt, 2nd Edition, Society of Actuaries.
PRE-REQUISITE: Theory of Interest Math 301, Discrete Probability Math 367


MAT 403A is the first semester of a year long course on Life Contingencies and serves as preparation for exam 150 of the Society of Actuaries.

Topics covered include chapters 3 to 10 of the textbook.

The objective is to understand the topics of life contingecies and get the basic preparation for Exam 150 of the Society of Actuaries. This include getting familiar with the actuarial mathematics notation and to be able to solve problems. The content of the course will be largely defined by a collection of problems in the assignments designed to walk us through the topics of the course.


Event Weight   Date
Final examination  100  Tue., Dec 15 from 10:30 - 12:30 a.m.
Midterm test 50  TBA, perhaps Oct. 19, in class
Assignments and participation 100  weakly
Total 250


Attendance at class meetings is a recommended but class participation is a requirement for passing the course. In each class, I will ask students to solve problems on the board.

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