ECE 313/MATH 362
PROBABILITY WITH ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
Summer 2017
EE and CompE students must complete one of the two courses ECE 313 or Stat 410.
Prerequisite : Math 286 or Math 415
Exam times : See Exam information.
Office hours giving priority to Q&A about lectures and homework (i.e. problems on quizzes).  
Office hours giving priority to concept matrix certification. 
Hours  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
1.302pm  3036 ECEB*  3034 ECEB*  3036 ECEB*  
22.30pm  3034 ECEB  
2.303pm  3034 ECEB  3034 ECEB  
3.003:30pm  
3:304pm  
45pm 
Section  Meeting time and place  Instructor 

X  10 MTWRF 3017 ECE Building 
Professor Juan Alvarez
email: alvarez AT illinois dot edu Office Hours: Mondays, 1.302.30pm, 3036 ECEB. Wednesdays, 1.302.30pm, 3034 ECEB. Thursdays, 1.302.30pm, 3036 ECEB. figures, videos, handouts, etc. 
Nabil Hirzallah (hirzall2 AT illinois dot edu)  Office Hours:  Tuesdays, 25pm, 3034 ECEB. Wednesdays 2.303.30pm, 3034 ECEB. Fridays 2.305pm, 3034 ECEB. 
Quiz #  Quiz date (tentative) 
Concepts (Notes sections)[Short videos]  Short Answer Questions (SAQ) and Problems for Quizzes 

1  Tuesday, June 20 
* How to specify a set of outcomes, events, and probabilities for a given experiment (Ch 1.2)
* set theory (e.g. de Morgan's law, Karnaugh maps for two sets) (Ch 1.2) * using principles of counting and over counting; binomial coefficients (Ch 1.31.4) [ILLINI, SAQ 1.3, SAQ 1.4, PokerIntro, PokerFH2P] * using Karnaugh maps for three sets (Ch 1.4)[Karnaughpuzzle, SAQ1.2] 
* SAQs (p. 20) for Sections 1.2, 1.3, 1.4. * Problems (pp. 2124) 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 1.12. Optional: [SAQ 1.5] 
2  Friday, June 23 
* random variables, probability mass functions, and mean of a function of a random variable (LOTUS) (Ch 2.1, first two pages of Ch 2.2)
[pmfmean]
* scaling of expectation, variance, and standard deviation (Ch 2.2) [SAQ 2.2] * conditional probability (Ch 2.3) [team selection][SAQ 2.3] 
* SAQs (pp. 7475) for Sections 2.2 & 2.3 * Problems (pp. 7782) 2.2 (quiz won't ask for mean and variance), 2.4, 2.6 (quiz skips parts (d) & (e)) , 2.10 (quiz skips part (c)), 2.12. 
3  Tuesday, June 27 
* independence of events and random variables (Ch 2.4.12.4.2)[SimdocIntro][SimdocMinhash1]
* binomial distribution (how it arises, mean, variance, mode) (Ch 2.4.32.4.4)[SAQ 2.4][bestofseven] 
* SAQs (p. 75) for Section 2.4. * Problems (pp. 8384 ) 2.14, 2.16, 2.18, 2.20. For problems asking for a numerical answer, on a quiz you would only need to indicate how to solve the problems up to the point a calculator is needed. 
4  Friday, June 30 
* geometric distribution (how it arises, mean, variance, memoryless property) (Ch. 2.5)[SAQ 2.5]
* Bernoulli process (definition, connection to binomial and geometric distributions) (Ch 2.6)[SAQ 2.6] * Poisson distribution (how it arises, mean, variance) (Ch 2.7)[SAQ 2.7] * Maximum likelihood parameter estimation (definition, how to calculate for continuous and discrete parameters) (Ch 2.8)[SAQ 2.8][hypergeometric]  Skip Section 2.9. 
* SAQs (p. 75) for Sections 2.52.8. * Problems (pp. 8586) 2.22, 2.24, 2.26. 
5  Friday, July 7 
* law of total probability (Ch 2.10) [deuce] [SAQ 2.10]
* Bayes formula (Ch. 2.10) * Hypothesis testing  probability of false alarm and probability of miss (Ch. 2.11) * ML decision rule and likelihood ratio tests (Ch 2.11) [SAQ 2.11] * MAP decision rules (Ch 2.11) * union bound (Ch 2.12.1) [SAQ 2.12] * network outage probability and distribution of capacity (Ch 2.12.22.12.3)  Skip Subsection 2.12.4. NO lecture on Tuesday, July 4. 
* SAQs (p. 76) for Sections 2.102.12 * Problems (pp. 8793) 2.32, 2.34, 2.36, 2.40, 2.42, 2.44, 2.46 Exam 1: Thursday, July 6, 5.156.30pm, 3015 ECEB 
6  Tuesday, July 11 
* cumulative distribution functions (Ch 3.1)[SAQ 3.1]
* probability density functions (Ch 3.2) [SAQ 3.2] [simplepdf] * uniform distribution (Ch 3.3) [SAQ 3.3] 
* SAQs (p. 145146) for Sections 3.13.3. * Problems (pp.148150) 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8. 
7  Friday, July 14 
* exponential distribution (Ch 3.4)
[SAQ 3.4]
* Poisson processes (Ch 3.5) [SAQ 3.5] 
* SAQs (p 144) for Sections 3.43.5 * Problems (pp. 150153) 3.10, 3.12, 3.14. 
8  Tuesday, July 18 
* scaling rule for pdfs (Ch. 3.6.1)[SAQ 3.6]
* Gaussian (normal) distribution (e.g. using Q and Phi functions) (Ch. 3.6.2) [SAQ 3.6] [matlab help including Qfunction.m] * the central limit theorem and Gaussian approximation (Ch. 3.6.3) [SAQ 3.6] * ML parameter estimation for continuous type random variables (Ch. 3.7)[SAQ 3.7]  Skip Sections 3.8 temporarliy and section 3.9 completely. * binary hypothesis testing for continuous type random variables (Ch 3.10) [SAQ 3.10] 
* SAQs (pp. 146147) for Sections 3.6, 3.7 and 3.10 * Problems (pp. 154156) 3.16, 3.18c, 3.20, 3.22, 3.24. 
9  Friday, July 21 
* the distribution of a function of a random variable (Ch 3.8.1)[SAQ 3.8]
* generating random variables with a specified distribution (Ch 3.8.2)  Skip Sections 3.8.3 and 3.9 
* SAQs (p. 147) for Section 3.8. * Problems (pp. 154156) 3.26, 3.28, 3.30, 3.32. Exam 2: Thursday, July 20, 5.156.30pm, 3015 ECEB 
10  Tuesday, July 25 
* joint CDFs (Ch 4.1)[SAQ 4.1]
* joint pmfs (Ch 4.2)[SAQ 4.2] * joint pdfs (Ch 4.3)[SAQ 4.3] 
* SAQs (pp. 220221) for Sections 4.14.3. * Problems (pp. 223226) 4.2 (not part d), 4.6, 4.10 (not part a). 
11  Friday, July 28 
* joint pdfs of independent random variables (Ch 4.4)[SAQ 4.4]
* distribution of sums of random variables (Ch 4.5)[SAQ 4.5] * more problems involving joint densities (Ch 4.6)[SAQ 4.6.] 
* SAQs (p. 222) for Sections 4.44.6. * Problems (pp. 226230) 4.2(d), 4.4, 4.8, 4.10, 4.12, 4.14, 4.16. 
12  Tuesday, August 1 (beginning of lecture) 
 Skip Section 4.7. * correlation and covariance (e.g. scaling properties) (Ch 4.8)[SAQ 4.8] * minimum mean square error unconstrained estimators (Ch 4.9.2) * minimum mean square error linear estimator (Ch 4.9.3)[SAQ 4.9] 
* SAQs (p.222) for Sections 4.84.9 * Problems (pp.230234) 4.18, 4.20, 4.22, 4.24, 4.26, 4.28. 
 
* law of large numbers (Ch 4.10.1) * central limit theorem (Ch 4.10.2)[SAQ 4.10] 
* SAQs (p.222) for Section 4.10(part 2 only) * Problems (pp.230234) 4.30, 4.32, 4.34 

To compensate for evening exams, there will be NO lectures August 1August 3 BUT there is a quiz on August 1, at the beginning of the lecture. 
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