Course Information   Office Hours   Schedule   Chapter Summaries   Assignments   Exam Solutions   Final Exam Information   R   Grades 
Professor Bret Larget
is teaching Statistics 309 during the Fall 2009 semester.

The teaching assistant is Fan Yang. 
Person  Hours  Location  Phone  

Bret Larget:  Tue 24pm Wed 2:003:30pm  MSC 1250A  2627979  brlarget@wisc.edu

Fan Yang:  Mon 2:304:30pm  MSC 1335J  2628182  fyang@stat.wisc.edu

Day  Date  Topic  Text  Extras 

W  Sept. 2  Introduction  Chapter 1  Notes Plots 
F  Sept. 4  Properties of Probability Models  Chapter 1  
M  Sept. 7  Labor Day  
W  Sept. 9  Combinatorial Probability  Chapter 1  Assignment 1 due InclusionExclusion Notes 
F  Sept. 11  Combinatorial Probability  Chapter 1  
M  Sept. 14  Combinatorial Probability  Chapter 1  
W  Sept. 16  Conditional Probability and Independence  Chapter 1  Assignment 2 due
Note on longest run of heads 
F  Sept. 18  Conditional Probability and Independence  Chapter 1  
M  Sept. 21  Problem Session  Chapter 1  
W  Sept. 23  Random Variables  Chapter 2  Assignment 3 due 
F  Sept. 25  Distributions  Chapter 2  
M  Sept. 28  Discrete Distributions  Chapter 2  
W  Sept. 30  Discrete Distributions  Chapter 2  Assignment 4 due 
F  Oct. 2  Exams 1A and 1B (cover Chapter 1)  
M  Oct. 5  Continuous Distributions  Chapter 2  
W  Oct. 7  Continuous Distributions  Chapter 2  Assignment 5 due 
F  Oct. 9  Cumulative Distribution Functions  Chapter 2  
M  Oct. 12  Onedimensional Change of Variable  Chapter 2  
W  Oct. 14  Onedimensional Change of Variable  Chapter 2  Assignment 6 due correction.pdf 
F  Oct. 16  Joint Distributions  Chapter 2  
M  Oct. 19  Conditioning and Independence  Chapter 2  
W  Oct. 21  Multidimensional Change of Variable  Chapter 2  Assignment 7 due jacobian.pdf 
F  Oct. 23  Simulation/Problem Session  Chapter 2  
M  Oct. 26  Problem Session  Chapter 3  
W  Oct. 28  Expectation of Discrete Random Variables  Chapter 3  Assignment 8 due 
F  Oct. 30  Expectation of Discrete Random Variables  Chapter 3  
M  Nov. 2  Expectation of Random Variables  Chapter 3  
W  Nov. 4  Expectation of Random Variables  Chapter 3  Assignment 9 due 
F  Nov. 6  Exams 2A and 2B (cover Chapter 2)  Chapter 2 Summary  
M  Nov. 9  Expectation Examples  Chapter 3  
W  Nov. 11  Generating Functions  Chapter 3  Assignment 10 due 
F  Nov. 13  Conditional Expectation  Chapter 3  
M  Nov. 16  Inequalities  Chapter 3  
W  Nov. 18  Sampling Distributions  Chapter 4  Assignment 11 due 
F  Nov. 20  Convergence in Probability Convergence with Probability 1  Chapter 4  
M  Nov. 23  Convergence in Distribution  Chapter 4  
W  Nov. 25  Normal Distribution Theory  Chapter 4  Assignment 12 due 
F  Nov. 27  Thanksgiving Break  
M  Nov. 30  Exam 3A and 3B (cover Chapter 3)  Chapter 3 Summary  
W  Dec. 2  Problem Session  Chapter 4  
F  Dec. 4  Simple Random Walk  Chapter 11  Assignment 13 due 
M  Dec. 7  Markov Chains  Chapter 11  
W  Dec. 9  Markov Chains  Chapter 11  
F  Dec. 11  Problem Session  Chapter 11  Assignment 14 due 
M  Dec. 14  Exams 4A and 11A (cover Chapters 4 and 11)  
S  Dec. 19  Final Exam Period  Replacement Exams  7:459:45 am Chamberlin 2241 
Summary 

Chapter 2 Summary 
Chapter 3 Summary 
Chapter 4 Summary 
Assignment  Date Given  Date Due  Extras  Solutions 

Assignment #1  September 2  September 9  Solution #1  
Assignment #2  September 10  September 16  Solution #2  
Assignment #3  September 16  September 23  Solution #3  
Assignment #4  September 24  September 30  Solution #4  
Assignment #5  October 2  October 7  Solution #5  
Assignment #6  October 9  October 14  Solution #6  
Assignment #7  October 15  October 21  Solution #7  
Assignment #8  October 21  October 28  Solution #8  
Assignment #9  October 30  November 4  R Installation
R Probability Distributions  Solution #9 
Assignment #10  November 9  November 11  Solution #10  
Assignment #11  November 11  November 18  Solution #11  
Assignment #12  November 20  November 25  Solution #12  
Assignment #13  November 30  December 4  
Assignment #14  December 7  December 11 
Exam  Date Given  Solutions 

Exam 1A  October 2  Solution 
Exam 1B  October 3  Solution 
Exam 2A  November 6  Solution 
Exam 2B  November 6  Solution 
Exam 2X  November 23  Solution 
Exam 3A  November 30  Solution 
Exam 3B  November 30  Solution 
Exam 4A  December 14  Solution 
Exam 11A  December 14  Solution 
The final exam period is scheduled on Saturday, December 19.

The exam is 7:45  9:45 A.M. in Chamberlin 2241. 
There will be eight exams available. Scores on these exams can replace scores on exams during the semester from the same chapter. There is no penalty for scoring lower. 
Bret Larget, brlarget@wisc.edu