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Thursday Class

Class: September 21, 2000

Topics: variance of a sum of independent random variables; covariance;
properties of covariance; Markov's inequality; Chebyshev's inequality;
how to compute the probability of an increasing sequence of events;
the Poisson distribution

Class: September 14, 2000

Topics: more on generating functions, joint distributions, marginal and
conditional distributions, and conditional expectation.

Class: September 7, 2000

Topics: overview of models, derivatives, the binomial theorem,
probability generating functions, iterations, simple markov chains,
simulation. Notes will appear here at some point.