|Academic Honor Principle||Tutorials||Disabilities|
The textbook is Introduction to Probability (second edition) by Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell. You can find it free online here, or you can buy a copy at Wheelock Books (or elsewhere). Please make sure you have the second edition.
We will use x-hours on a regular basis for makeup classes and quizzes, especially early in the term. Please take a look at the schedule.
Johanna Franklin will be teaching this course.
There will be three quizzes and a comprehensive final exam in this class. The quizzes will be held during the x-hours on April 14, May 5, and May 19. The final will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 a.m. in Kemeny 007.
A homework set will generally be due every Wednesday and will cover the material discussed during the previous week. No late assignments will be accepted except under the most extreme circumstances. If you have an emergency that you think may be an extreme circumstance, please let me know as soon as possible. Assignments must be turned in by 12:30 p.m. on their due dates in the boxes outside 105 Kemeny (our classroom). Look for the boxes for Math 20, Spring 2011 and put your homework in the box on the left.
If you have signed and returned the FERPA waiver, you can collect your homework from the box on the right. If you do not give me a signed copy of the waiver, you can collect your homework during office hours by showing me your Dartmouth ID.
The course grade will be determined as follows (out of 400 points):
|Academic Honor Principle|
I expect you to abide by the Dartmouth Academic Honor Principle at all times. There should be no help given or received on quizzes or the final exam, and you will not be allowed to use abaci, calculators, computers, cell phones, or other electronic or computational aids. The most technologically advanced device you will be allowed to use is a mechanical pencil.
On the homework, however, collaboration is not only permitted but encouraged. You are welcome to discuss the problems with your classmates and with me. However, you must write up and submit your assignments individually, and you must list all the other students you discussed the problems with at the top of your assignment (as well as any sources you used). You are allowed to use calculators and other electronic aids on the homework.
If you have a documented disability, I encourage you to discuss possible accommodations with me and consult Student Accessibility Services in 301 Collis Center (extension 6-9900). This office can help determine appropriate accommodations for you.
If you'd like to run the simulations I do in class on your own computers, here's a basic guide to downloading Maple and then finding the simulations. The computers in the library are already equipped with Maple, so if you download the simulation files, you can use the library computers and skip installing Maple on your own machine.
Installing Maple on your own computer:
Note that Maple licenses are managed by the Dartmouth Keyserver. If you're connected to the Dartmouth network, you'll be able to use your copy of Maple without a problem, but if you aren't, you'll need a VPN connection. If you're having trouble with this, talk to the nice people in Berry.
Downloading and running the simulations:
The simulations can be downloaded here. Again, I can't see your computer and don't know what form you want the files in. I'm using the Maple 5.4 set, but the compression type is up to you. (Again: Berry library, Student Help Desk.) The files are organized by the chapter in the book they're related to, and you should be able to find the one you're looking for without too much trouble.
You may notice that the same programs are available for Mathematica and True BASIC. I haven't tested those, but if you're more used to one of those programs, feel free to try them out!