Due dates of assignments and projects; exam dates.
Announcements of readings and written assignments, exams, office hours, etc.:
Programs to accompany the text, and other sample programs:
When you will not able to attend class, I would appreciate it if you would send me email in advance.
The course textbook is Grinstead and Snell's `Introduction to Probability, 2nd. revised edition', which should be available at Wheelock Books. It is also available for free download from the web, but I guarantee you will want to buy a hard copy. This is a really great book, and cheap compared to most math textbooks.
The course will closely follow the syllabus from Spring 2010:
We'll also be incorporating computer assignments using Matlab. For information on how to install and get started with Matlab, see Alex Barnett's links for Math 46:
Assignments will be due at the beginning of class on specified due dates. Extensions will be granted in case of illness, and in case of other pressing conflicts provided you ask in advance. Late assignments will be accepted up to three days after the due date. They will be marked off 20% for each day late, including the day the assignment was due.
Students are encouraged to work together to do homework problems. What is important is a student's eventual understanding of homework problems, and not how that is achieved. The honor principle applies to homework in the following way. What a student turns in as a written homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problem. Students must state what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated, and from whom they have received help. Students are discouraged from using solutions to problems that may be posted on the web, and as just stated, must reference them if they use them. The solutions you submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Honor Code.
On projects, no copying of text, computer code, or graphics will be permitted without prior written permission from me.
If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to me, and I will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand than to have trouble later!
I encourage any students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with me, which might help you with this class, either after class or during office hours. Dartmouth College has an active program to help students with disabilities, and I am happy to do whatever I can to help out, as appropriate.