Math 477, Mathematical Theory of Probability Fall 2018

Lectures by Eric Carlen

The class meets Tuesdays and Fridays form 9:50 to 11:10 a.m. in Van Dyke 211, on the College Avenue Campus. My office hours are 3:30-4:30 Thursday. My office is 632 Hill Center. My email is carlen at math dot rutgers dot edu.

The course has a graduate teaching assistant, Andy Huynh, who will hold office hours 1-3 on Wednesday. You may also contact him by email, ah926 at scarletmail dot rutgers dot edu, to arrange an apointment at another time. His office is 626 Hill Center. I encoursge you to take advanatage of this opportunity for additinal insight.

The grader for the course is Brielle Fanning, blf53 at scarletmail dot rutgers dot edu, who will grade the homework. I will grade the trsts and final exam.


There will be two in-class hour exams, worth 100 points each. There will be a final exam worth 200 points. There will be various homework assignments  and these will count for an additional 100 points. The final grades will be assigned on the basis of the fraction of the possible 500 points that are earned.

Course Materials

The text for the course is “A first course in Probability, Ninth Editions”.  by Sheldon Ross. In addition, various Supplemental Notes will be provided throughout the semester.

Course Syllabus and Assignments

Here is the syllabus for this course, which includes the test and exam dates.

Practice Tests

This page contains links to practice tests,.  These will be posted closer to the test dates. 

Test and Assignment Solutions

Here you will find detailed solutions to the assignments and tests, posted after the dues dates, of course!

Homework assignments

The homework assignments are listed on the Homework assigments web page.