- Ben will present chapter 2. Recommended problems: 2.04, 2.07, 2.11, 2.17, 2.26, 2.27, 2.28, 2.30
- When: Tuesday (11/16) 7:30 to 8:45pm
- Where: Noisebridge (2169 Mission St.) - back corner classroom
A probability study group was proposed on the noisebridge-discuss list and cc'ed to the Machine Learning mailing list.
The goal is to go through the 7 chapters of Fundamentals of Applied Probability Theory at a pace of 1 chapter per week.
Proposed meeting format:
- 30 min - a volunteer presents the material in the chapter (this will be for people who didn't have time to read the chapter at home, and for those who want to teach)
- 30-45 min - discussion and problem solving (those who solved the problems at home can compare answers, those who didn't can work on the problems together)
- MIT OCW - 6.041 / 6.431 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability - the text book(s) we're using are from this course.
- Fundamentals of Applied Probability Theory by Al Drake (pdf) - written in 1967 and used for several decades to teach the above course. From the preface: "This is a first textbook in applied probability theory, assuming a background of one year of calculus."
- Introduction to Probability by Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis - this is the book written and used by the current professors - it appears to be identical in terms of the layout and the topics covered.
- Fifty Challenging Problems by Frederick Mosteller (~ 15 of the problems are viewable in amazon's preview). Monte-carlo simulations of these: Josh Myer's blog
- 11/9/2010 - chapter 1 and problems 1.03, 1.08, 1.09, 1.12, 1.13, 1.21, 1.24, 1.30 (slides)
- Mike S
- Ben W
- Sara N
Conditional Risk (from http://xkcd.com/795/ )