Fall 2013  Math 505a  Applied Probability
MondayWednesdayFriday 11:50pm in ZHS352
Quentin Berger  KAP424C
qberger@usc.edu
Office hours: Mon 56:30 PM, Wed 23 PM or by appointment
Textbook: GRIMMETT. Probability & Random Processes (3rd).
Graders (office hours in KAP263):
Diogo Bossam (bessam@usc.edu): TueThu 1112 and Wed 1011 ;
Haining Ren (hren@usc.edu): Mon 1112, Fri 121, Thu 45.
Here is the Syllabus / Here is the list of Projects
Save the dates:
Midterm: Wednesday, October 23 ; 11:50pm in ZHS 352
Final: Wednesday, December 18, 11am1pm, location to be announced
Last day to drop the class: Nov. 15

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

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.

Collected Homework: due Wednesday, December 4th
(the right date is December 4th)

Collected Homework: due Wednesday, November 13th
and its solution HW5solutions.pdf

Collected Homework: due Wednesday, October 30th
and its solution HW4solutions.pdf

Correction of the midterm

Practice problems for Midterm #1

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

Practice problems: Week 6 p55: 3, 6, 8p59: 2, 3, 8p61: 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 15p47: 1, 2, 3p49: 1, 2

Practice Problems: Week 4 p30: 2, 3 p35: 3p41: 1, 2 p43: 1, 4, 6, 10

Collected Homework: due Wednesday, September 25th 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 k1). Then, solve the recurrence equation using standard techniques, see practice examples

Practice Problems: Week 3 p14: 1, 7, 8p16 (worked examples): 2, 10p23: 21, 27, 28, 30

Collected Homework: due Wednesday, September 11th

Practice problems: Week 1/2 p4: 2, 3, 5p8: 2, 3p12: 3, 7
 Quentin Berger
 USC, Department of Mathematics
 3620 S. Vermont Ave, KAP 108
 Los Angeles, California 900892532
 Phone: (213) 821  1628
 Email: qberger@usc.edu