Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 313


Credit : 3 hours or 3/4 unit.
Graduate students in the ECE Department cannot receive unit credit for ECE 313.

Prerequisites : ECE 210

ECE 313 is an undergraduate course on probability theory and statistics with applications to engineering problems primarily chosen from the areas of communications, control, signal processing, and computer engineering.

ECE 313 is semi-required in the new BSEE and BSCompE curricula --- all students must complete one of the three courses ECE 313 (3 hours), IE 230 (3 hours), and Stat 310 (4 hours).

MWF Sections: Fall 99

Section Meeting time and place Instructor
165 Everitt Laboratory
Professor Muriel Médard
128 C&SRL244-5561
326B Everitt Lab333-0387

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM in 128 C&SRL
and at other times by appointment.

269 Everitt Laboratory
Professor Dilip Sarwate
109 C&SRL333-7473
326B Everitt Lab333-0387

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in 326B Everitt Lab
and at other times by appointment.

ECE 313 Sections B and D will cover the same material in the same order at the same pace, and will have common homework and common (evening) exams. Both instructors welcome students from the other section to sit in on their lectures and to consult with them during their office hours or at other times.

Section E, which is especially recommended for Computer Engineering majors, will cover the material in different order and will have separate homework and exams.

Teaching Assistant : Zukui Song Office : 321 Everitt Lab (Phone: 333-4208) Email :
Office Hours : Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm in Room 365 Everitt Lab

Text : Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.

Optional Reading: D. V. Sarwate, Probability with Engineering Applications, Lecture Notes for ECE 313, Fall 1997 (available for viewing or downloading elsewhere on this web page.)

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Alternative Courses
IE 230 and Stat 310

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