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 Biostatistics 140.671
 Introduction to Probability Theory I 

  Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

First Term
September 2 - October 26, 2005



LECTURER

Charles Rohde, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Hygiene E3132A
Johns Hopkins University
School of Hygiene and Public Health 
phone:   410-955-3539
fax:        410-955-0958
Office Hours: TBA

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LECTURES:

3:00 AM - 4:20 PM Tuesday, Thursday W2017

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LABS for review, questions, and help with the problem sets:

Lab 1:

Tuesday

1:30 - 2:30 PM

W3204

Lab 2: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 PM W3204

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TEACHING ASSISTANT:

  • Jing Ying jning@jhsph.edu

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WEB SITE:

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TEXTBOOK:

  • ???

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COMPUTING:

  • R or STATA as needed.

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COURSE OBJECTIVE:

These courses introduce probability theory, including basic concepts in measure theory and probability; random variables and their distributions; moments of random variables and probability inequalities; moment-generating and characteristic functions; convergence concepts and limit theorems; transformation and order statistics. Student evaluation is based on homework and one exam per term.

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COURSE PREREQUISITE:

Facility with calculus

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • 4 Problem Sets  ??

  • Closed book exam given late in the term

  • Final exam on last day of class 
    The exam will be closed book.  A list of key formula will be provided.

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GRADING:

  • 50% - Problem Sets (Must be handed in on time)

  • 50% - Final Exam  (In class)

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