Math and Stats | Queen's University

Probability I
Fall 2016

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[Announcements | Instructor | Homework| Tutorials | Office Hours | Textbook | Lecture Slides| Syllabus| Statement on Academic Integrity]

Tamas Linder
Office: Jeffery Hall, Room 401
Telephone: 533-2417

Teaching Assistants
Pouya Rezaeinia (tutorials), Email:
Graeme Baker (marker), Email:

Monday 3:30 pm, Wednesday 2:30 pm, Thursday 4:30 pm
Jeffery 127

Thursday 11:30 am, Ellis 324

Click here to see the recommended practice problems. These are not to be turned in but can help you learn the material better and practice for exams. Solutions to a selected number of these problems will be discussed at the tutorial sessions. Please print out the problem sheets before coming to the tutorials.

Instructor's Office Hours
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm (tentative)

Fundamentals of Probability with Stochastic Processes (3rd Edition) by S. Ghahramani (Prentice Hall, 2005).

Lecture Slides

MATH 221 or 280, or demonstrable familiarity with vector calculus.

Homework Assignments
There will be 10 homework assignments, due on Mondays in class. Late homeworks will NOT be accepted.
Assignment #1 will be due on Monday, Sep. 26. and assignment #10 will be due on Monday, Dec. 5.
There will be no assignment due on Monday, Oct. 24.

Homework assignments will be posted here. No paper copies will be handed out.

Solutions to the assignments will be posted on the homeworks page immediately after the assignment due dates.

Midterm Test
The midterm exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 9 pm. Location: Kingston Hall, Room 201. Midterm info, Midterm solutions

Each homework assignment will be worth 2% of the final course mark. The lowest homework mark will be dropped, meaning that only 9 homeworks, accounting for a total of 18%, will count toward your final course mark.

The final course mark will be the larger of the following two scores:
Score A: Homeworks 18%, midterm 25%, final exam 57%
Score B: Homeworks 18%, final exam 82%

There will be no makeup exams. If you miss the midterm for any reason, your final exam will count 82% toward your final mark.

All components of this course will receive numerical percentage marks. The final grade you receive for the course will be derived by converting your numerical course average to a letter grade according to Queen's Official Grade Conversion Scale.


Statement on Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Queen's Academic Integrity Web Page)

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available on the Arts and Science website and from the instructor of this course.

Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.