Math 362 Syllabus

Section 1
Schedule MWF 9:00-9:50am
Room PSYCH 305
Term Fall 2010
Instructor Marek Rychlik, Professor of Mathematics
Office MATH 605
Phone 621-6865
Instr. Webpage
Course Webpage

Office hours

Semester: Spring, 2020 (permanent)
Personnel Day of the Week Hour Room Comment
Marek Rychlik MW 12:45-1:00pm Math 528A Zoom link Mini-office hour before class (Zoom)
Marek Rychlik MWF 1:50-2:15pm Mini-office hour after class Mini-office hour after class (Zoom)
Marek Rychlik MWF 2:15-3:15pm MATH 605 Regular Office Hour (Zoom)

General Information

Course Description (from the Schedule of Classes):

Sample spaces, random variables and their properties, with considerable emphasis on applications. Computer exercises and hands-on activities will be used in class to introduce the concepts.


Introduction to Probability and Its Applications, Third Edition, Richard L. Shaeaffer and Linda. J. Young, published by Brooks/Cole.


Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University policies can be found at Students who miss the first two class meeting will be administratively dropped unless they have made other arrangements.

Homework Assignments

Homework will be assigned throughout the semester. Homework will generally be assigned several times a week. Homework will be turned in electronically. Typical submission format will be PDF, scanned image file (JPEG, PNG) or plain text. You will regularly use a computer to prepare and process your submission. Depending on the format you choose, a digital camera or a scanner will be required. It will be graded either by the instructor or by a peer review computerized system called Swami accessible through the instructor's website. Participation in the peer review system is not mandatory, but encouraged with generous extra credit.

Another computerized system called WebAssign will be available with preloaded on-line tests. However, WebAssign testing will not be utilized in grading. You can optionally do WebAssign assignments for practice, before turning them in through Swami.

Extra Credit for Peer Grading

Extra credit is offered for participation in peer grading of homework submitted through Swami.

Summary of In-Class Exams and Assignments

Assignment/Exam Name Date Weight
Midterm 1 Wednesday, September 15, 2010 20%
Midterm 2 Wednesday, October 27, 2010 20%
Final Friday, December 17, 2010, 8-10am 30%
Homework/Other N/A 30%
The final exam is scheduled according to the Schedule of Classes.

The University’s Exam regulations for final exam week will be strictly followed. The regulations can be found at .

Missed exams and quizzes

Students are expected to be present for all exams. If a verifiable emergency arises which prevents you from taking an in-class exam at the regularly scheduled time, you must notify your instructor as soon as possible, and in any case, prior to the next regularly scheduled class. Make-up exams and quizzes will be administered only at the discretion of the instructor and only under extreme circumstances. If a student is allowed to make up a missed exam, (s)he must take it at a mutually arranged time. No further opportunities will be extended. Failure to contact your instructor as stated above or inability to produce sufficient evidence of a real emergency will result in a grade of zero on the exam. Other remedies, such as adjusting credit for other exams, may be considered.

Additional Course Policies

Students with disabilities

If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with your instructor to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that formal, disability-related accommodations are necessary, it is very important that you be registered with Disability Resources (621-3268; You should notify your instructor of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations by TBA. You and your instructor can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.


The grade of I will be awarded if all of the following conditions are met: