Fall 2021 - MATH 348 D100

Introduction to Probabilistic Models (3)

Class Number: 2383

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    BLU 10021, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 17, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SWH 10061, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    STAT 270 and (MATH 232 or MATH 240), all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Review of the basics of probability, including sample space, random variables, expectation and conditioning. Applications of Markov chains, the exponential distribution and the Poisson process from science and industry. Applications may include inventory theory, queuing, forecasting, scheduling and simulation. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

OUTLINE: 
Review of Basic Probability. Random Variables. Conditional Probability and Expectation. Markov Chains. Poisson Processes and the Exponential Distribution.  Applications to Queueing Systems.

Grading

  • Homework/Quizzes 15%
  • Midterm 1 20%
  • Midterm 2 20%
  • Final exam 45%

NOTES:

Homework/Quizzes - 15%
There will be about 5 assignments. The marker will grade all or a random number of questions in each assignment. There may be several unannounced pop-quizzes that assess how carefully you have prepared for the course material.

Note: Late, illegible or messy assignments will not be marked.

Midterm 1 - 20%
Midterm 2 - 20%
There will be two midterm exams during the course. The examinations will be closed book and closed notes. 

Final Exam - 45%
The final exam will cover all the material taught in the course. The examination will be closed book and closed notes.


THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION. 

Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks. Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Introduction to Probability Models
Ross, Sheldon M.; Ross, Sheldon
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
2019, 12 Edition
ISBN: 9780128143469

Registrar Notes:

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