 
Summary: [Version of September 6, 2011]
COURSE
Math 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics (Fall 2011)
TTh 16:4018:35, VinH6, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
INSTRUCTOR:
Prof. Greg W. Anderson (VinH460, 59524, gwanders@umn.edu)
REQUIRED TEXT: Probability and Statistics, de Groot and Schervish, Fourth Edition
COURSE WEB PAGE: www.math.umn.edu/~gwanders/Math5651
OFFICE HOURS: see web page
TESTS: Thursday, October 13, 2011: Midterm I (100 minutes, in class)
Thursday, November 17, 2011: Midterm II (100 minutes, in class)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011: Final exam (120 minutes, usual class start
time and place)
CALCULATOR POLICY: A cheap scientific calculator is required for exams, but more
computing power than that is not needed. Exam problems are formulated so that they
can be solved by hand, with occasional help from a scientific calculator to
compute a square root or a logarithm. Often I ask for answers in exact form so
that no numerical calculations are needed. If special tables are needed, e.g. of
the Poisson or normal distributions, I will provide them. Any calculator is
permitted on an exam, but I draw the line at laptopsthese are forbidden.
