
Department of Statistics
California State University,
Hayward
Fall 2012


Stat 6401: Advanced Probability I
Week 11:
 Midterm 2, takehome, 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, takehome, 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 Rproject 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
