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