Fall 2011


Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-360

Formerly listed as: MATH-29


Shu-Min Liao (Section 01)


This course explores the nature of probability and its use in modeling real world phenomena. The course begins with the development of an intuitive feel for probabilistic thinking, based on the simple yet subtle idea of counting. It then evolves toward the rigorous study of discrete and continuous probability spaces, independence, conditional probability, expectation, and variance. Distributions covered include the Bernoulli and Binomial, Hypergeometric, Poisson, Normal, Gamma, Beta, Multinomial, and bivariate Normal. Four class hours per week.

 Requisite: MATH 121 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester.  Professor Liao.

MATH 360 - LEC

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SMUD 205
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SMUD 205
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SMUD 205

MATH 360 - DIS

Section 01
Th 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM SMUD 207

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Mathematical Statistics with Applications Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024