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MATH 396 A: Probability III

Meeting Time: 
MWF 9:30am - 10:20am
THO 134
Joint Sections: 
STAT 396 A
Elizabeth Thompson

Syllabus Description:

Welcome to the MATH/STAT 396 syllabus page.

MATH/STAT 396 is the third course of the core 300-level Introduction to Probability sequence.   It is assumed that all students have successfully completed either MATH/STAT 394-5, or STAT 340-341.

Note re 491:  for those aiming for MATH/STAT 491, note there are two routes -- MATH 394-5,  OR STAT 340-341-396.  If you have MATH/STAT 395,  396 is NOT required for 491.  MATH/STAT 491 will do theory of Markov chains.  In 396 we will see some examples of Markov chains (among examples of many other processes), but we will not do Markov chain theory.

The course sequence serves primarily MATH, STAT and ACMS majors.   Approved Stat minors, and others whom I  have confirmed will receive add codes, will get them soon.  Currently we are trying to find a larger class room.

Qualified students who are interested may request entry, but be aware the wait-list is already not short.  Interested students may email me at  -- please use or provide your UW email ID. I will not respond to unidentifiable gmail or other addresses.


Catalog Description: 
Characteristic functions and generating functions; recurrent events and renewal theory; random walk. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either MATH 395 or STAT 395, or minimum grade of 2.0 in STAT 340 and in STAT 341. Offered: jointly with STAT 396; Sp.
GE Requirements: 
Natural World (NW)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:08pm