**MAT 321 Probability and
Statistics, CRN 41816, Spring 2017**

**Class
meets TuTh 11:30 a.m. - 21:45 p.m. in SAC 3142.**

**Instructor:** Serban Raianu, office: NSM
E-108, office phone number: (310) 243-3139,

e-mail address: sraianu@csudh.edu, URL: http://math.csudh.edu/~sraianu;

office hours: Monday, Wednesday: 12:20 PM - 12:50 PM, Tuesday, Thursday: 12:55 PM - 1:55 PM, Friday: in the Toro Learning Center LIB C121: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM, or by appointment.

**Course
Description: **MAT 321,
Probability and Statistics, covers Chapters 1-10 from the textbook.

**Text: *** Introduction to Probability*, by C.M. Grinstead and J.L. Snell. The book
can be downloaded from the internet: the whole book is here: http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~prob/prob/prob.pdf and you can download it chapter by chapter
here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/pdf.html.

**Objectives: **After completing MAT
321 the student should be able to

- understand
the relationship between a question that arises in the natural, computer,
economic, and social sciences and the nature of the numerical data that
are needed in order to provide an answer to the question
- formulate
the question in a mathematical context, set up the required mathematical
procedure and carry out the required mathematical analysis and
calculations, with appropriate use of a calculator, to answer the
questions.
- understand
why some statistical procedures are better than others in certain
contexts.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 193 and MAT 271 or equivalent with a
grade of "C" or better.

**Grades:
**Grades will be based on
three in‑class full‑period examinations (60% total), a
comprehensive final examination (25%), and homework, quizzes and attendance
(15%) for the remainder. The exact grading system for your section is the
following: each of the three full-period exams will be graded on a 100 scale,
then the sum of the scores is divided by 5 and denoted by E. Homework will be
due in principle every Monday, and each homework assignment is worth 5 points.
The average score for homework is denoted by H. All problems on quizzes and
exams will be similar to the problems in the homework

5 to 10 minutes quizzes will
be given in principle every Monday class meeting, with the exception of the
review and exam days, and will be graded in class on a scale from 1 to 5. The
average of the quizzes scores is denoted by Q. There are also 5 points awarded
for attendance and class participation, this portion of the grade is denoted by
A. The final exam will be graded out of a maximum possible 200, then the score
is divided by 8 and denoted by F.

To determine your final grade compute
E+H+Q+A+F. The maximum is 100, and the grade will be given by the rule:

A: 93‑100; A‑: 90‑92; B+: 87‑89; B: 83‑86; B‑: 80‑82

C+: 77‑79; C: 73‑76; C‑: 70‑72; D: 60‑69; F: Less than 60.

**Makeups:** No makeup examinations or quizzes will
be given. If you must miss an examination for a legitimate reason, discuss
this, in advance, with me, and I may then substitute the relevant score from
your final examination for the missing grade.

**Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities: **Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal,
state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable
accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you
have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage
you to register with Student disAbility
Resource Center (SdRC) and to talk with me about how
I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly
confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with
the SdRC in WH D-180. For information call (310)
243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

**Academic Integrity: **The mathematics
department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns
about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the
Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more
information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

**Tentative schedule: **

**Tu****
8/22**: 1.1 Simulation of
Discrete Probabilities: (odd) 1-9

**Th****
8/24**: 1.2 Discrete
Probability Distributions: (odd) 1-13

**Tu**** 8/29: **2.1 Simulation of Continuous Probabilities: (odd) 3-9

**Th**** 8/31: **2.2 Continuous Density Functions: (odd) 1-11

**Tu****
9/5:** 3.1 Permutations:
(odd) 1-9

**Th****
9/7:** 3.2 Combinations:
(odd) 1-11

**Tu****
9/12:** 4.1 Discrete
Conditional Probability: (odd) 1-9

**Th****
9/14:** 4.1 Discrete
Conditional Probability: (odd) 1-9

**Tu****
9/19: Review**

**Th****
9/21:** **Exam I**

**Tu**** 9/26:** 4.2 Continuous Conditional Probability: (odd) 1-7

**Th****
9/28:** 5.1 Important
Distributions: (odd) 1-9

**Tu**** 10/3:** 5.2 Important Densities: (odd) 1-9

**Th**** 10/5:** 5.2 Important Densities: (odd) 1-9

**Tu****
10/10:** 6.1 Expected
Value of Discrete Random Variables: (odd) 1-9

**Th****
10/12: **6.2 Variance of
Discrete Random Variables: (odd) 1-9

**Tu****
10/17:** 6.3 Continuous
Random Variables: (odd) 1-9

**Th**** 10/19:** 6.3 Continuous Random Variables: (odd) 1-9

**Tu****
10/24: Review**

**Th****
10/26: Exam II**

**Tu**** 10/31:** 7.1 Sums of Discrete Random Variables: (odd) 1-7

**Th**** 11/2: **7.2 Sums of Continuous Random Variables: (odd) 1-5

**Tu**** 11/7: **Law of Large Numbers for: 8.1 Discrete Random Variables:
(odd) 1-5

**Th**** 11/9: **8.2 Continuous Random Variables: (odd) 1-5

**Tu**** 11/14: **9.1 Central Limit Theorem for Bernoulli
Trials: (odd) 1-5

**Th**** 11/16: **9.2 Central Limit Theorem for Discrete
Independent Trials: (odd) 1-5

**Tu**** 11/21: Review**

**Th**** 11/23: Thanksgiving Holiday**

**Tu**** 11/28: Exam III **

**Th**** 11/30: Review **

**Tu**** 12/5: Review**

**Final
exam: Wednesday, December 13, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.**

Important Dates:

August
19-September 5 |
Saturday-Tuesday |
Late
Registration, Add/Drop (fees due 48 hours after registration) |

September 6-7 |
Wednesday- Thursday |
Late Registration, Add/Drop (fees
due at time of registration) |

September 1 |
Friday |
Instructor
Drop Deadline |

September 4 |
Monday |
Labor Day Holiday-Campus
Closed, No Classes |

September
7 |
Thursday |
Credit/No
Credit and Audit Grading Deadline |

September 7 |
Thursday |
Last Day to Drop from FT to PT
Status with Refund |

September
15 |
Friday |
Fall
2017 Graduation Application Deadline (with late fee) |

September 18 |
Monday |
Drop Without Record of
Enrollment Deadline |

September
18 |
Monday |
Student
Census |

September 19-November 9 |
Tuesday-Thursday |
Serious and Compelling Reason
Required to Drop/Withdraw |

September
26 |
Tuesday |
Fall
Convocation |

October 2 |
Monday |
Spring 2018 Graduation
Application Deadline |

October
16-January 19 |
Monday-Friday |
Spring
2018 Registration |

October 19 |
Thursday |
The Great California ShakeOut at 10:19 am |

October
20 |
Friday |
Last
Day for Pro-rata Refund of Non-Resident Tuition and Tuition Fees |

October 30-January 1 |
Monday-Monday |
Winter 2018 Registration |

November
10 |
Friday |
Veterans
Day Holiday Observed-Campus Closed, No Classes |

November 10-November 30 |
Friday-Thursday |
Serious Accident/Illness
Required to Drop/Withdraw |

November
23-26 |
Thursday-Sunday |
Thanksgiving
Day Holiday-Campus Closed, No Classes |

November 24 |
Friday |
Thanksgiving Break-Campus Closed,
No Classes (not a holiday) |

December
5 |
Tuesday |
Last
Day of Scheduled Classes |

December 6 |
Wednesday |
Study Day, No Classes |

December
7- 13 |
Thursday-
Wednesday |
Final
Examinations |

December 5 |
Tuesday |
Grade Submission Begins |

December
13 |
Wednesday |
Evaluation
Day |

December 18 |
Monday |
Spring 2018 Graduation
Application Deadline (with late fee) |

December
18, 3 pm |
Monday |
Final
Grades Due-*Extended Education grades always due
72 hours after course end date |

December 18 |
Monday |
Semester Ends |