Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 313


Fall 2001

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).

Section Meeting time and place Instructor
D 11 MWF
260 Everitt Laboratory
Professor Dilip Sarwate
109 CSL 333-7473
326B Everitt Lab 333-0387

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

Teaching Assistant Jean-Christophe Langer

468 Everitt Lab 333-1047

Office Hours : Mondays 5 pm - 6 pm
and Tuesdays 4 pm - 6 pm in 325 Everitt Lab


  • Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 6th edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.

    There are relatively minor differences between the 5th edition (1997) and the 6th edition (2001). If you have already purchased the 5th edition, it is not absolutely necessary that you replace it with the latest edition.

Optional Reading:

More Detailed Information

The ECE 313 FAQ

Course Syllabus



The ECE 313 FFA

Reserve Books



Information Sheet

Lecture Notes

Grading Policies


Late-Breaking News

Powerpoint Slides

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