STAT 414, section 002: Introduction to Probability Theory
This course introduces students to the fundamentals and axioms of probability. Topics covered include combinatorial probability, conditional probability and independence, probability laws, random variables, expectation, gambler's ruin, Chebyshev's inequality, Laws of Large Numbers, and the Central Limit Theorem. Applications to a variety of fields will be explored.Course overview  
Class time 
Section 002 meets TTh 9:4511:00am in 303 Willard Bldg 

Instructor information  Sonja Petrović Office: 411 Thomas Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:3012:30. econtact: petrovic@stat.psu.edu **NOTICE: The best way to ecommunicate with the instructor is via Angel. 

Grader information  ChuanSheng Wang Office: 301 Thomas Office hours: Thursdays 2:303:30pm. econtact: czw5227@psu.edu 

Course material  
Textbook  A First Course in Probability, eighth edition, by S. Ross. (ISBN: 9780136033134)  
Required work and course rules  
Homework 


Exams 
There will be two midterm exams and one comprehensive final exam. The exam schedule will be posted on the "Schedule" page. All students are required to bring their PSU studentID card to each exam. If you wish, you may bring to each midterm exam a calculator and one 8.5 x 11 inch onesided page of formulas or notes. All exams will be closedbook exams. NO late or makeup exams will be given for ANY reason. If you miss any exam, you should provide a valid reason to the instructor; once the instructor AND the TA both approve your excuse, your missed exam score will be replaced automatically by your score on the next midterm exam. Early exams might be allowed, with advanced arrangement, to students with direct conflicts due to another required university activity. Obviously, the director of that program must provide a valid letter requesting that the student be excused from the exam. 

Attendance  Students are expected to attend all lectures. Students are responsible for all announcements and supplements given within any lecture. All cell phones must be turned off before entering the classroom. 

Integrity  Academic Integrity and Mutual Respect: All Penn State University, College of Science, and Statistics Department policies regarding ethics, honorable behavior, and mutual respect apply to this course. These can be found at: Penn State's Policies College of Science's Academic Integrity Policy College of Science's Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation The College of Science's code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation embodies the values that we hope our faculty, staff, and students possess and will endorse to make the College of Science a place where every individual feels respected and valued, as well as challenged and rewarded. 

Final grades  
Grade components are as follows: Homework: 30 % Midterm exams: 20 % each Final exam: 30 % 

Final grades will be determined as follows: A : 94100%, A : 9093%, B+ : 8889%, B : 8487%, B : 8083%, C+ : 7879%, C : 7077%, D : 6069%, F : 059%. 