Statistics 212, Spring 2018

For the most part, this course will be based on material in my text Mathematics of Probability, which is GSM #149 published by the American Mathematics Society.
If you or a friend of yours is a member of the AMS, then you can buy this book for \$60 from the AMS.  If you are not a member, then you can buy it from AMS or
Amazon for \$71.29   An ever growing list of errata can be viewed at errata.

This is not a true statistics class.  Instead, it is an introduction to the mathematics of modern probability theory for people with a moderately sophisticated
mathematics background.

Grades for this course will be based on homework assignments, which will be posted here.  The grader is Donming Huang and his email address is  dhuang01@g.harvard.edu.  I encourage you to email your assignments directly to him.  Homeworks submitted after the solutions have been posted will not be graded.

Stirling's formula

fourier

Homework #1, due Feb. 8th:   1.1.10, 1.1.11, 1.2.32, 1.2.34, 1.2.36, 1.2.37, 1.2.40, 1.2.41
solutions

Homework #2,, due Feb. 22st:  1.3.19, 1.3.21, 1.4.17, 1.4.18, 1.4.20, 1.4.21, 1.4.22, 2.1.12, 2.1.13, 2.1.14
solutions

By popular demand, the due date has been changed
Homework #3, due March 6th:  2.2.5, 2.3.10, 2.3.11, 2.4..26, 2.4.27, 2.4.28, 2.4.33
solutions

Homework #4, due March 22nd:  2.5.17, 2.5.18, 2.5.19
solutions

Homework #5, due April 10th :   3.1.14, 3.1.17, 3.1.20, 3.1.21, 4.1.4, 4.2.15, 4.2.16, 4.2.17, and exercise in the Fourier file
solutions

Homework #6, due April 26th:  6.3.13, 6.3.14, 6.3.15