STAT 302

Statistics/Mathematics 302: Introduction to Probability

Textbook: R.L. Scheaffer. Introduction to Probability and Its Applications, 2nd edition.

Instructor: Clarke, Bertrand

Office: LSK 323

Phone: (604) 822-4373

Fax: (604) 822-6960

Our TA's are: Kelvin Leung and Mike Li

Their email addresses are: and

Their office hours are:

Kelvin: Wednesdays 3-5 pm in Room 371

Mike: Thursdays 1-2pm and Wednesday 12-1, in Room 312

My office hour will be (for now) Tuesdays 2-3pm.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Just a reminder from our discussion in class: The Midterm is 2 March and we start at 8:15 am.

Please be on time!

Also, Problem set 4 is due the 23 of February. I really want you to have a week to study for the midterm.


OK, just found the link to an online textbook that looks pretty good.

It covers, say, 2/3 (maybe 3/4) of the material in Stat/Math 302 albeit from a different perspective.

I cannot change the recommended text for the course, but I can suggest you supplement it with Grinstead and Snell, Introduction to Probability.

This may be helpful, at least temporarily, since the price of the text is so high, and the bookstore has not seen fit to order enough copies.

The link is:

I strongly recommend that if you download and use the book that you express fulsome thanks to the authors. I didn't find email addresses for them, but didn't look very ahrd either.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Please hand in your solutions to problem set #1 on Tuesday 17 January.

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