## AMS 507: Introduction to Probability

### General Information

Instructor: Jiaqiao Hu
Office: Math Tower 1-107
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30--3:30pm or by appointment
Email: jqhu@ams.sunysb.edu
Phone: (631)-6328239
TAs: Avinash Barnwal, email: barnwal.avinash@stonybrook.edu   office hours: Mondays, 3pm-5pm at Harriman Hall 132
Artem Krantsevich, email: artem.krantsevich@stonybrook.edu   office hours: Thursdays, 10am-12pm at Math Tower 2-103

• Class meeting time and location: 5:30--6:50pm Mondays and Wednesdays, Engineering 145
• Recitation Section: Mondays 7:00--7:50pm, Engineering 145
• Textbook: Sheldon Ross. A First Course in Probability (8th or 9th ed.), Pearson.
• Course Syllabus (pdf file)

### Announcements

• The first midterm (closed book, closed notes) is on 10/18 (Wednesday), during class. It covers Chapters 1,2,3, and 4. Here is a sample exam . Solutions are available here .
• The second midterm (closed book, closed notes) is on 11/15 (Wednesday), during class. It covers Chapters 5 and 6. Here is a sample exam . Solutions are available here .

### Homework Assignments

• Homework 1: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 1: 7, 9, 15, 22, 30, 32. Theoretical Exercises: 2, 8, 11. Chapter 2: 15, 38, 43, 45, 48, 55. Theoretical Exercises: 6, 11, 12, 15, 19. Due date: 09/18 (Monday)
• Homework 2: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 3: 10, 13, 26, 28, 45, 47, 56, 59. Theoretical Exercises: 11, 25. Due date: 09/25 (Monday)
• Homework 3: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 4: 1, 10, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 38. Theoretical Exercises: 4, 6. Due date: 10/02 (Monday)
• Homework 4: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 4: 39, 50, 51, 53, 61, 71, 84. Theoretical Exercises: 14, 27. Due date: 10/09 (Monday)
• Homework 5: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 5: 3, 6, 7, 11, 15, 18, 37, 38. Theoretical Exercises: 8, 29. Due date: 10/16 (Monday)
• Homework 6: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 5: 8, 16, 19, 23, 30, 33, 39. Theoretical Exercises: 9, 15. Due date: 10/30 (Monday)
• Homework 7: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 6: 2, 8, 12, 15, 18, 22, 27, 29, 42, 48. Due date: 11/13 (Monday)
• Homework 8: Ross 8th ed. Chapter 7: 7, 9, 10, 16, 21, 26, 51, 58(a). Due date: 11/20 (Monday)