Department of Statistics

California State University, Hayward 

Fall 2012

Stat 6401: Advanced Probability I

Course Description Homework Important Dates Software
Syllabus Handouts The Book: Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, 3rd Edition Links
Blackboard Stat Lab  

Week 11:

  • Midterm 2, take-home, due Monday.  Solution posted in Bb.
  • Homework 6 due Monday.  Solution posted in Bb.
  • Quiz 2 returned Monday.  Solution posted in Bb.
  • Project due Wednesday.
  • Any Extra Credit due Wednesday.  Extended to no later than the Final exam period.
  • Final next week.  Stat6401FinalReview.pdf


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Week 10:

  • Quiz 2 Wednesday November 28.
  • Midterm 2, take-home, given Wednesday November 28.  Due Monday December 3.
  • Midterm 2, Problem 3  CLTcorrectsim.R
  • Homework 6 due Monday December 3.
  • Solutions to Homework 4 and 5 have been posted in Blackboard.

Week 9:

  • We will discuss Homework 5 in class today.
  • Homework 6 has been posted.

Week 8:

  • Monday Veterans Day holiday, no class.
  • Solution to Midterm problems 4 and 5 posted on Blackboard.  See class notes for the solutions to problems 1 - 3.
  • Project, PART II.  ProjectPARTII - Stat6401.pdf  due Wednesday Dec. 5.

Week 7:

  • Homework 4 due date will be postponed until Wednesday November 7.  Please ask questions about the problems in class on Monday.
  • The graded midterm will be returned on Wednesday.
  • Homework 5 has been posted, due Monday November 19.
  • Project, PART I will be due Wednesday November 14 because of the holiday, Monday November 12, no class that day.
  • Extra Credit EC6401.pdf

Week 6:

Week 5:

  • This week, midterm 1 is on Wednesday in class.
  • Quiz 1 will be returned on Monday.
  • Homework 3 solution and Quiz 1 solution have been posted in Blackboard.

Week 4:

  • This week, quiz 1 is on Wednesday.
  • Homework 3 has been posted, due Monday, October 22.

Week 3:

  • Homework 2 has been posted, due Monday, October 15.
  • Quiz 1 next week Wed. Oct. 17
  • Midterm 1, Quiz 2, Midterm 2 dates have been posted.
  • The grading scale has been updated on the syllabus to include quizzes.  (correction was discussed on the first day of class)

Week 2:

  • Homework 1 due Monday, October 8.

Week 1:

  • Welcome to Graduate Probability I.  This course will cover probability theory and applications.  The book we will be using is by Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, 3rd Edition.
  • Homework 1 will be posted this week.
  • This week we discussed the basic probability rule, conditional probability, combinatorics, and probability simulation.
  • The Handouts for class will be posted under the Handouts link above.  I have added an introduction to R handout that should be useful in getting started with R also. 
  • If you are interested in downloading the software program R see the Statistics Software link above.  Go to the R-project website, click on CRAN under Downloads, select a site to download from, select Windows, then base, and then rw****.exe. Then install.

Week 0:

  • The required book for the class will be Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, 3rd Edition.
  • There are many excellent books that might be considered extra reading in areas of application.  For example,
    • Ewens and Grant, Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, An Introduction
    • Carne, Telecommunications Topics: Applications of Functions & Probabilities in Electrical Communications
    • Carne, Telecommunications Primer: Data, Voice, and Video Communications