Day/Time: | MW 2:00pm -- 3:15pm EST |
Location: | CSI -- Room 1122 |
Armand M. Makowski | |
Office: | AVW - 2357 |
Voice: | (301) 405 - 6844 |
Fax: | (301) 314 - 9281 |
Email: | armand@isr.umd.edu |
Day/Time: | MW 10:30am - 12:00noon EST |
Also by appointment |
REQUIRED TEXT: | Introduction to Probability (Second Edition) |
D.P. Bertsekas and J.N. Tsitsiklis | |
Athena Scientific (2008) | |
Nashua (NH) | |
ISBN 978-1-886529-23-6 |
Traditional outlets | Amazon | Amazon |
Barnes & Noble | Barnes & Noble | |
Ecampus' Market Place | Market Place | |
TextBookX.com | TextBookX.com | |
Buy.com | Buy.com | |
Textbooks.com | Textbooks.com | |
Chegg.com (A book rental outlet) | Chegg.com |
Also, some sites allow you to rent books while others will offer e-versions to be downloaded.
Additional material and information can be found in the following books and references with coverage similar to the text by
Sheldon M. Ross, A First Course in Probability (6th Edition), Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River (NJ), 2001. | |
Sheldon M. Ross, Introduction to Probability Models (10th Edition), Academic Press, 2009. | |
Sheldon M. Ross and Erol A Pekoz, A Second Course in Probability, Pekozbooks, 2007. |
On occasion lectures notes on certain topics and issues will be made available
Probability models: Axioms and basic manipulations
Counting procedures
Conditional probabilities and Bayes' rule -- Applications
Random variables of discrete and continuous types
Basic rules for manipulating probability densities in the computation of event probabilities, functions of random variables and expected values.
Pairs of random variables, random vectors and their marginal, joint and conditional probability distributions, conditional expectations.
Concepts of correlation and independence.
Sums of random variables: Law of Large Numbers and Central Limit Theorem.
Estimate using the sample mean; confidence intervals.
From: Ethem ALPAYDIN, Machine Learning, The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, Cambridge (MA), 2016. p. 42: " ... A student who can only solve the exercises that the teacher previously solved in class has not fully mastered the subject; we want them to acquire a sufficiently general understanding from those examples so that they can also solve new questions about the same topic."
Homeworks will be assigned weekly: New sets will be released every wednesday nights with its answer key made available on the following monday. Each assignment will contain ten (10) homework problems. They will not be graded. Homework assignments and answer sets can be found by simply clicking here. The solutions to the problems in the book are available by clicking here
Click here for the weekly reading assignment.
Lecture notes on Set theory, Discrete random variables.
For an extensive discussion of the Monty Hall problem see the following entry of Wikipedia.
Section 0101: Anuththara RUPASINGHE, Friday (12:00pm-12:50pm) in EGR -- Room 2116 |
Section 0102: Kushal CHAKRABARTI, Friday (1:00pm-1:50pm) in EGR -- Room 2116 |
During the recitations, the TA will discuss the solutions to various exercises and review some key points of the course material.
Every two weeks there will be a one-question quizz given at the end of the recitation period -- See below for contribution to your final grade.
Schedule for the quizzes (Tentative):
Quizz # 1 on 02/09 [Note change of date] |
Quizz # 2 on 02/16 |
Quizz # 3 on 03/02 [Cancelled: Campus closed due to inclement weather] |
Quizz # 3 on 03/09 [Note change of date] |
Quizz # 4 on 03/16 [Cancelled] |
Quizz # 4 on 03/30 [Note change of date] |
Quizz # 5 on 04/06 |
Quizz # 6 on 04/20 |
Quizz # 7 on 05/04 |
Anuththara RUPASINGHE (ECE) | Kushal CHAKRABARTI (ECE) | |
Email: | raar@umd.edu | kchak@terpmail.umd.edu |
Office: | AVW 1316 | AVW 1316 |
Office hours: | Th (1:00pm -- 2:00pm) in AVW 1143 | W (1:00pm -- 2:00pm) in AVW 1301 |
or by appointment | or by appointment |
The final grade for the course will be based on performance on biweekly quizzes, two tests and a final exam; their respective contributions to the final grade are listed below. All exams will be taken in CSI -- Room 1122
Quizzes | Biweekly | One-question quizzes | |
(10%) | See schedule above | To be taken at the end of recitation | |
Exam 1 | 03/14 | Closed book with one-page crib sheet allowed | Answer key is available here |
(25%) | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (Sections 2.1 -- 2.5) | ||
Exam 2 | 05/02 | CUMULATIVE. Closed book with one-page crib sheet allowed | Answer key is available here |
(30%) | Chapters 1 -- 3 and Chapter 4 (Sections 4.1 -- 4.3 and Section 4.5) | ||
Final | 05/16 | CUMULATIVE. Closed book with one-page crib sheet allowed | Answer key will be available here |
(35%) | Chapters 1 -- 3, Chapter 4 (without Section 4.4) and Chapter 5 (Sections 5.1 -- 5.2 and Section 5.4) |
01/24/2018 | First day of classes for Spring 2018 | |
01/24/2018 | First class for ENEE 324 | Welcome to ENEE 324 |
03/14/20018 | Test #1 | In class exam (Closed book but one-page crib sheet allowed) |
03/19/2018 | Spring break | No class |
03/21/2018 | Spring break | No class |
05/02/2018 | Test #2 | In class exam (CUMULATIVE: Closed book but one-page crib sheet allowed) |
05/09/2018 | Last class for ENEE 324 | |
05/10/2018 | Last day of classes for Spring 2018 | |
05/16/2018 | FINAL EXAM | 1:30pm-4:30pm in Room CSI -- 1122 |
(CUMULATIVE. Closed book but one-page crib sheet allowed. NO CALCULATOR) | ||
BE THERE ON TIME! |