# STA247H1F Fall 2010 Homepage

[See also the course notes, or download the compressed 247notes.zip]

Some study questions, as well as the front page for the final exam have been posted.

**Office hours for the examination period**

Chunyi: 5-6pm on Dec 9th, 4-6pm on Dec 16th in SS6025

Xin: 2-4pm on Dec 14th in SS2133 (Stat Aid Centre)

**New College Stat Aid Centre** (reserved for STA247)

Li: 6-8pm on Dec 16th

Meng: 1-2pm on Dec 17th

### General Information

Instructor: Chunyi Wang chunyi@utstat.utoronto.ca

Lectures: Mondays 3-5pm, Fridays 3-4pm in SS2135
Office Hours: Thursdays 5-6pm in SS6025(starting from 2nd week of classes).
New College Stat Aid Centre (WE68A) schedule is here.
### Textbook

*Concepts in Probability and Stochastic Modeling* by James J. Higgins and Sallie Keller-McNulty

Here is a list of typos of the textbook
(from Professor Radford Neal's Website).

We plan to cover the following sections of the textbook:
Chapter 1: all sections
Chapter 2: all sections
Chapter 3: all sections except 3.3
Chapter 4: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5
Chapter 5: all sections
Chapter 6: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5
Chapter 7: 7.1, 7.4 (if time permitting)
Chapter 8: 8.1, 8.2

You should be reading the following sections in the textbook so far:

All of Chapter 1

All of Chapter 2

All of Chapter 3 except 3.3

4.1-4.5 **AND 4.6**

All of Chapter 5

6.1,6.2,6.3,6.5

8.1,8.2

### Exercises

You should do as many exercises from the textbook as possible.
Here is a minimal set of interesting ones for what we've covered so far, or will cover soon:

1.1-5; 1.2-3,6,7,9;1.4-5,13,15

2.1-1, 2.2-1,4, 2.3-5, 2.4-1,5, 2.7-1

3.1-7,9, 3.2-3, 3.4-1,2

4.1-1, 4.2-2,8, 4.3-3, 4.4-2, 4.5-1

5.1-3,4, 5.2-9,11, 5.3-5,5.4-5,9

6.1-3,7,8, 6.2-3,9, 6.3-7

8.1-5,8.2-5

### Supplementary Files

Introductory R programs:hello.r discrete.txt test1.csv

Gambler's Ruin Simulation: GRuin.r

Some tips for HW1:hw1tips.r

Some tips for HW2:hw2tips.txt

### Homeworks

Homework 1 ( 8%): Due 3:10pm sharp, Monday Nov 1

Partial Solutions

Homework 2 (12%): Due 3:10pm sharp, Monday Nov 29

Solutions Source code: q1sol.r
q2sol.r q3sol.r
### Tests

Test 1 (20%): 3:10-4:00pm on Friday, Oct 15 in SS2102(A-K), SS2135(L-Z)

Test 1 will cover the materials discussed in the lectures up until Monday Oct 4th,
which is roughly 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.5, 2.7(without the Law of Large numbers), 3.1,3.2(Only Geometric Distribution)

Sample Test 1 Solutions

Test 2 (20%): 3:10-4:00pm on Friday, Nov 19 in EX200
Test 2 will cover the materials discussed in the lectures up until Friday November 5th.

Sample Test 2 Solutions
### Exam

2-5pm Friday December 17th in BN2N (40%).

Front Page Study Questions

*Last Update: Dec 8, 2010*