Math 210: Fall, 2007

Intro

Click here for some basic information about the course, including a syllabus, grading policy, dates for the exams, and some suggested homework problems from the text.



Plan

Click here for a tentative plan of what we will cover each day, and some comments on what's in each section of the text. This will be updated now-and-then to reflect what we are actually covering. The current version is as of August 20.



BLC

Extra help sessions for Math 210 will be available at the Business Learning Center (BLC), in 2240 Grainger Hall. If you are interested, go to the BLC during the first week and half of the semester; you will be asked to give them your schedule, and they will arrange the session times that match the most number of students. If you do not sign up this first week and half, you may still attend the sessions, but the BLC will not take your schedules into account when scheduling their sessions.



Continuous Random Variables

Here's a HANDOUT which augments the material in Section 4.3 of the text.

Also, here's a table of the areas under the standard normal curve. This table will appear in exams when it's needed to work problems. There's another table in the text, and more can be found on line if you google "area under standard normal curve".



Markov Processes


There's some additional discussion of Markov processes at this web site .
Also, if you get bored with problems where you have to compute some power of P, you can use their on-line calculator .



Practice Exams

Practice exams will appear here as soon as it is clear exactly which sections the exam will cover. Assuming we cover the expected amount of stuff, the practice exams will be copied from the exams I gave last year.



EXAM 1. This will cover Chapters 1, Chapter 2, and Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 3. Here's two versions of the practice exam; the two versions have exactly the same questions:
The long version (10 pages) shows what the actual exam will look like, with plenty of blank space left to work the problems.
The short version (1 page) just lists the questions. You can use this if you want to print it without wasting a lot of paper.
The answers (8 pages) lists the questions with the answers filled in.

EXAM 2. This will cover Sections 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2. Here's two versions of the practice exam:
The long version (12 pages) shows what the actual exam will look like.
The short version (2 pages) just lists the questions.
The answers (8 pages) lists the questions with the answers filled in.
Note that Section 5.1 of the text is about graphs of lines in the plane. This will be important in Chapter 7, but it will not appear on Exam 2.

EXAM 3. This will cover Sections 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3. Here's two versions of the practice exam:
The long version (12 pages) shows what the actual exam will look like.
The short version (2 pages) just lists the questions.
The answers (8 pages) lists the questions with the answers filled in.
Note that there are no questions explicitly from Section 6.1 (matrix arithmetic), but you need to know this to work problems from Chapter 8.

FINAL. This will be in B10 Ingraham; Wednesday, December 19; 2:45 -- 4:45.
The long version (16 pages) shows what the actual exam will look like.
The short version (2 pages) just lists the questions.
The answers (12 pages) lists the questions with the answers filled in.







Click here if you want to see what what happened the last time I taught 210, in the fall of 2006.