ENGR 200
Probability and Statistical

Methods for
Engineers

Fall 2010

**Instructor: **Fikri
Karaesmen, Rm: Eng-104, email: fkaraesmen@ku.edu.tr, ph: (212) 338-1718.

**Lecture**: Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30-10:45,
Rm: SOS B10

**Office hours: **
F. Karaesmen Mondays 9.30-10.30,
Thursdays 15.30-16.30

**
Problem sessions: **
Mondays and Thursdays 17.00 - 18.15,
Rm: ENG 120.

**Textbook:** *Introduction to Probability* *2 ^{nd} Ed.* by D. P. Bertsekas
and J. N. Tsitsiklis.

**Teaching assistants:** Zeynep Turgay (ENG Z08,
zturgay@ku.edu.tr, Tuesday 14.00-16.00) , Can Özkan (ENG 218, canozkan@ku.edu.tr,
Tuesday, Thursday 14.00-15.00)

**Recommended textbooks: **

*Probability and statistics for engineering and
sciences* by J. L. Devore. Duxbury Press, 5th ed.

*Probability and
statistics in engineering and management science* by W. W. Hines and D. C.
Montgomery.

*Probability, random
variables, and stochastic processes *by A. Papoulis. Mc
Graw Hill 1984.

*Introduction to
probability and statistics for engineers and scientists* by Sheldon Ross.

**Lecture slides:** Available on the
webpage of the course.

**TOPICS:**

__Topic B-T . __

Introduction to probability Ch.
1

Discrete random variables Ch.
2

**Exam 1: Exact time and place TBA**

Continuous random variables Ch.
3

**Exam 2: Exact time and place TBA**

Further topics on random variables Ch.
4

Limit Theorems

**Final exam**

**Course webpage:** http://home.ku.edu.tr/~fkaraesmen/engr200/

The webpage includes information about the course, instructors, TAs, copies
of class notes, examples of previous year’s exams, grades, homework
assignments, etc.

**Grading:** 10% Homework/Quiz, 25% Midterm I, 25% Midterm II, 40%
Final, 5% bonus for attendance and participation

**Homework/Quiz/Class assignments:** Problem sets on
the material covered in class will be assigned as homework, almost weekly.
Related questions may be asked in pop quizzes, which will be given generally on
the due date of the homeworks.

**Attendance and participation:** Students are
expected to attend the lectures and problem sessions and to actively
participate in class discussions.

**Make-up policy:** Make-ups will be
given for an exam if a student has a valid excuse for missing the
exam. However, students should note that
the make-up exams may be harder than the original exams since the students who
take the make-up exams have the opportunity of learning about the questions.
Moreover, it is student’s responsibility to contact the instructor timely
(within a week from the exam) to prove that s/he has a valid excuse, and to
arrange the time and place of the make-up exam.

Honesty and trust are important to all of us as individuals. Students
and faculty adhere to the following principles of academic honesty at

1.
__Individual accountability__ for all individual
work, written or oral. Copying from others or providing answers or information,
written or oral, to others is cheating.

2.
Providing __proper acknowledgement of original
author__. Copying from another student’s paper or from another text without
written acknowledgement is plagiarism.

3.
Study or project group activity is effective
and __authorized teamwork__. Unauthorized help from another person or having
someone else write one’s paper or assignment is collusion.

Cheating, plagiarism, and collusion are serious offenses resulting in an
F grade and disciplinary action.