Syllabus:
Study guides and practice tests:
 Test 1 study guide and practice test from Fall 2023 and it's solutions.
 Test 2 study guide and practice test from Fall 2023 and it's solutions.
Test solutions:
 test solutions will be here...
My notes:
These are the notes that I'm using to teach the class in case you want to look ahead.
The lecture notes for each day of class will be in the calendar below.
 Topic 1  Sets and Probability Spaces
 Topic 2  Counting
 Topic 3  Conditional Probability
 Topic 4  Random Variables
 Topic 5  Binomial Random Variables
 Topic 6  Variance
 Topic 7  Normal Approximation to Binomial Random Variables
 Topic 8  Continuous Random Variables
Homework:
HW 1  
HW 2  
HW 3 

HW 4  
HW 5  
HW 6  
HW 7  
HW 8 
Fall 2024  Calendar and Notes
Week  Monday  Wednesday 
1  8/21  lecture notes  
2  8/26  lecture notes  8/28  lecture notes 
3  9/2  HOLIDAY  9/4  lecture notes 
4  9/9  lecture notes  9/11  lecture notes 
5  9/16  lecture notes  9/18  lecture notes 
6  9/23  lecture notes  9/25  lecture notes 
7  9/30  lecture notes  10/2  lecture notes 
8  10/7  lecture notes  10/9  TEST 1 
9  10/14  lecture notes  10/16  lecture notes 
10  10/21  lecture notes  10/23  lecture notes 
11  10/28  lecture notes  10/30  lecture notes 
12  11/4  lecture notes  11/6  lecture notes 
13  11/11  HOLIDAY  11/13  TEST 2 
14  11/18  lecture notes  11/20  lecture notes 
11/25  HOLIDAY  11/27  HOLIDAY  
15  12/2  lecture notes  12/4  lecture notes 
Finals week 
Final exam  12/11 
Miscellaneous links:
Standard Normal Distribution:
 Here is a table of the values for the cumulative distribution function of the standard normal distribution. These will be used to approximated binomial random variables. Here is another table with both positive and negative values.
Deck of cards:
 Here is what is in a standard deck of 52 cards.
 My drawing of a standard deck of 52 cards.
Birthday Paradox:
 Here is a handout that shows the birthday paradox calculations from class.
The Monte Hall Problem:
 Here is the wiki page for the Monte Hall Problem.
 Here is the Numberphile video on the Monte Hall problem.
 Here is a video of the Monte Hall Problem appearing in the movie 21.
The St. Petersburg Paradox:
 Here is the wiki page for the St. Petersburg paradox.
 I wrote a program for this. Here is a pdf print out of it.
CA SuperLotto Plus:
 Here is the main website for CA SuperLotto Plus.
 Here are the past winning numbers.
 Here is a video showing how the numbers are picked.
Roulette:
 Here is the wiki page on Roulette.
 Here is a picture of the American Roulette wheel and the European Roulette wheel.
 This picture gives the different bets in American Roulette and the casino payouts.
 Here is a video teaching you how to play Roulette (around 3:00 in he talks about the different bets one can make).
Craps:
 Here is the wiki page for Craps.
 Here is a video explaining how to play Craps.
 Here is a handout of the craps table
Poker:
Chuckaluck:
 Here is the wiki page for Chuckaluck.
 Here is a Vietnamese version of Chuckaluck.
 Here is a British version of Chuckaluck.
Blackjack:
Generating Random Numbers:
Some theorems / problems / paradoxes / miscellaneous links:
 Here is the wiki page on Probability Theory.
 Here is the wiki page for the De MoivreLaplace theorem.
 Here is the wiki page for the Law of Large Numbers.
 Here is the wiki page for the Central Limit Theorem.
 Here is the wiki page for Random Walks.
 Here is the wiki page for the Birthday problem.