ST 420 Probability Theory
 Instructor:

Richard
Davis , Dept of Statistics
201 Statistics Building, 17321
rdavis@stat.colostate.edu
REVIEW SESSION: Mon 23:30 206E Eng and Tue:23:30 008
Stat Bldg
Prerequisite: M 255 and M 261.
Required Text: Mathamtical Statistics and its
Applications, 2rd Edition
by Richard J. Larsen and Morris L. Marx
Course Objectives:
 To introduce the fundamental concepts of probability including
axioms of probability, random variables and special distributions.
 To provide the necessary probability background required for
a course in mathematical statistics (ST 430).
 Time:
 MWF: 1111:50, B108 Engineering
Office hours: TBA
Topics to be Covered in Course:
Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: Probability
Chapter III: Random Variables
Chapter IV: Special Distributions
Additional topics in probability will be covered if time permits.
 Course Assignments:
 HW 1 (Due 96): 2.2.2, 2.2.6, 2.2.12, 2.2.14, 2.2.20(draw a Venn diagram),
2.3.2, 2.3.4, 2.3.6, 2.4.2, 2.4.4
 HW 2 (Due 913): 2.4.6, 2.4.8, 2.5.2, 2.5.4, 2.5.6, 2.6.4, 2.6.6,
2.6.10
 HW 3 (Due 920): 2.6.12, 2.6.14, 2.6.18, 2.6.20, 2.6.26,
2.6.32, 2.7.3, 2.7.6, 2.7.10, 2.7.14
 HW 4 (Due 927): 2.8(2,4,8), 2.9(2,6,12,14), 2.10(4,8)
 HW 5 (Due 1011): 2.11(2,4,6,12,14,16), 3.2(2,4,6,8)
 HW 6 (Due 1018): 3.2(14,16,18,21,22,23), 3.3(2,4,6,7,10,14,16,22)
 HW 7 (Due 1025): 3.4(2,3,4), 3.5(2,4,8,10,11,12)
 HW 8 (Due 111): 3.5(16,17,21,22,23), 3.6(1,2)
 HW 9 (Due 1115): 3.6(3,4), 3.7(3,4,5,7,8,12), 3.8(3,6,7)
 HW 10 (Due 1122): 3.8(12,14), 3.9(2,3,5,6,7,9,10,12,13,16),
 HW 11 (Due 126): 3.10(8,9,10,12), 3.11(2,3,4), 3.12(1,2,3,5,8),
3.13(2,3)
 HW 12 (Due 1213): 4.2(2,4,12,13,18,24), 4.3(2,4,9,10,12,20,21)
Grading:
Homework 
25% 
Exams 1 and 2 
40% 
Final Exam 
35% 
Tentative midterm schedule:
Midterm 1: September 27, 1996
Midterm 2: November 1, 1996 (covers material from 2.113.6)
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