# Fall 2013 - Math 505a - Applied Probability

Monday-Wednesday-Friday 1-1:50pm in ZHS352

Quentin Berger -
KAP424C
qberger@usc.edu
Office hours: Mon 5-6:30 PM, Wed 2-3 PM or by appointment

Textbook: GRIMMETT. Probability & Random Processes (3rd).

Graders (office hours in KAP263):
Diogo Bossam (bessam@usc.edu): Tue-Thu 11-12 and Wed 10-11 ;
Haining Ren (hren@usc.edu): Mon 11-12, Fri 12-1, Thu 4-5.

Here is the Syllabus  / Here is the list of Projects

Save the dates:
Midterm: Wednesday, October 23 ; 1-1:50pm in ZHS 352
Final: Wednesday, December 18, 11am-1pm, location to be announced
Last day to drop the class: Nov. 15

• Final505aSolution.pdf

(it is 35Mo: I tried to reduce its size, but the quality went very bad, if anyone knows a solution I'm interested)

• ### Practice Problems for the Final

Sample.Problems.Final.pdf

Sample.Final.SomeSolutions.pdf

• ### Some more sample problems

Sample.Problems2.pdf and some solutions Sample2.Solutions.pdf

Sample.Problems.Easy.pdf and some solutions SampleEasy.Solution.pdf

• ### Problems for the last week

Here is a collection of problems, that we will look at together in class.

Homeworkpossibilities.pdf

• ### Collected Homework: due Wednesday, December 4th

Homework6.pdf

(the right date is December 4th)

• ### Collected Homework: due Wednesday, November 13th

Homework5.pdf

and its solution HW5solutions.pdf

• ### Collected Homework: due Wednesday, October 30th

Homework4.pdf

and its solution HW4solutions.pdf

• ### Correction of the midterm

MidtermCorrection.pdf

• ### Practice problems: Week 7

p69: 5, 6, 7, 10
p91: 1, 2
p92: 1, 2
p94: 1, 2, 3
p97: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
• ### Practice problems: Week 6

p55: 3, 6, 8
p59: 2, 3, 8
p61: Negative Binomial, p62: 2, 4
• ### Collected Homework: due Wednesday, October 9th

Homework3.pdf HW3solutions.pdf

It will be collected at the end of the class, in paper form. No late homework will be accepted.
• ### Practice problems: Week 5

p44: 6, 7, 8 15
p47: 1, 2, 3
p49: 1, 2
• ### Practice Problems: Week 4

p30: 2, 3
p35: 3
p41: 1, 2
p43: 1, 4, 6, 10
• ### Collected Homework: due Wednesday, September 25th

Homework2.pdf

HW2solutions.pdf

It will be collected at the end of the class, in paper form. No late homework will be accepted.

Hint: for problem 1, starting from k, you have two possibilities for the first step: winning (and you reach k+1), or loosing (and you reach k-1). Then, solve the recurrence equation using standard techniques, see practice examples
• ### Practice Problems: Week 3

p14: 1, 7, 8
p16 (worked examples): 2, 10
p23: 21, 27, 28, 30
• ### Collected Homework: due Wednesday, September 11th

Homework1.pdf

HW1solutions.pdf

• ### Practice problems: Week 1/2

p4: 2, 3, 5
p8: 2, 3
p12: 3, 7
• Quentin Berger
• USC, Department of Mathematics
• 3620 S. Vermont Ave, KAP 108
• Los Angeles, California 90089-2532