## Math 180C

Introduction to Probability, III

### Spring 2000

The introduction to stochastic processes begun in Math 180B
continues in Math 180C with the study of **Markov chains** in
continuous time and **renewal processes**. These topics
generalize the notion of Poisson process in two different ways.
Time permitting, we will take up some topics in the theory of **
queues** (waiting lines) as an application of the preceding
material.
The required text for Math 180C
is *An Introduction to Stochastic Modeling*(Third Edition)
by H. M. Taylor and S. Karlin. I plan to discuss most of the
material contained in chapters VI and VII of the text, with
selected topics from chapter IX.

- Lectures will be on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 12:20 to 1:10 PM, in HSS
1106A.
- The discussion section with the
TA meets on Thursdays in HSS 1106B from 11:15 AM to 12:05
PM.
- Your course grade will be based
on your performance on the midterm exam and the final exam. These
exams will be weighted as follows:
- Midterm 1: 35%
- Final: 45%

- In addition there will be
weekly homework assignments which in total will account for the
remaining 20% of your grade. These assignment will be due in your
Thursday discussion-section meetings.
- The midterm exam will be given
on May 5, 2000.
- The +/- grading system will be
used for letter grades.

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