Math 318, Jan-Apr 2015, G. Slade

The Course Outline contains information about text, topics, grading.

Office hours with G. Slade in MATX 1211: Monday 15:00-15:50, Wednesday 13:00-13:50, Friday 10:00-10:50.

Office hours with Benjamin Wallace in the Math Learning Centre: Thursdays 12:30-15:30.
Exceptions: Benjamin Wallace's hours are cancelled on Thursday February 12 and Thursday March 26, and are replaced instead by Tuesday February 10 and Tuesday March 24 at 12:30-15:30 on both days, due to the tests on February 11 and March 25.
There are TAs available whenever the MLC is open, and in addition to Benjamin Wallace there are other TAs who can help with probability questions; the schedule is posted on the MLC website.

Octave resources are available here. You should instal Octave on your computer as soon as possible (or MATLAB if you prefer).
For Assignment 8, a short tutorial on linear regression is here.

Assignment 1 (out Jan 9, due Jan 16) Solutions
Assignment 2 (out Jan 16, due Jan 23) Solutions
Assignment 3 (out Jan 23, due Jan 30) Solutions
Assignment 4 (out Jan 30, due Feb 6) Solutions
Test 1 (Feb 11) Solutions
Assignment 5 (out Feb 13, due Feb 27) Solutions
Assignment 6 (out Feb 27, due Mar 6) Solutions
Assignment 7 (out Mar 6, due Mar 13) download the files gasquantities.mat and gasquantities2.mat Solutions
Assignment 8 (out Mar 13, due Mar 20) Solutions
Test 2 (Mar 25) Solutions
Assignment 9 (out Mar 27, due Wed Apr 8) Solutions

On tests and the final exam you will be provided with tables and, when appropriate, Student-T table.
Example for the Student-T table: If T has 3 degrees of freedom then P(T<2.353)=0.95 and P(|T|<2.353) = 0.9.

Interesting animations demonstrating the central limit theorem.

A good reference for random walks is the book: Random Walks and Electric Networks by Doyle and Snell.

Recommended, fun, and accessible general reading about probability: Struck by Lightning by J.S. Rosenthal, and The Improbability Principle by D.J. Hand.

Gaussian distribution on the German 10 mark note.

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