MAS108 
Probability I 
Course Material 
Autumn 2005 
There will be a revision lecture on Friday 5 May from 1400 to 1600
in the Drapers Lecture Theatre.
The examination will be on Monday 22 May from 1000 to 1200
in Room 113 of the Francis Bancroft Building.
Notice

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Course descriptions and course information
Useful information
Courswork
All uncollected coursework has been taken
to the Mathematics Office, whence it can be collected
09301100 Thursdays or
09001000 Fridays.
Summary notes
Test and examination material
 Last year's test
 Solutions to last year's test.
Please do not look at the answers until you have tried the questions!
 An earlier year's test
 This year's test
 Solutions to this year's test.
 Last year's exam
Challenge Problem
Thirteen people submitted answers to the challenge problem.
Congratulations to Nasima Begum, Jonathan Fung, Ali Gulsen and Amos Ruiz
for getting full marks.
Solution
Other resources
Items are put here at your suggestion!

The Birthday
Paradox (poster in the London Underground, July 2000)

Introduction to Probability, by
Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell,
a free textbook with lots of exercises.
 Virtual Laboratories in
Probability and Statistics, a set of webbased
resources for students and teachers of probability and statistics, where
you can run simulations etc.
 Kai Ling Kwan recommends
"Why do buses come in threes?" by Rob Eastaway, Jeremy Wyndham, saying
"It's quite a nice read, with lots of different aspects of maths in it. For
example, the Fibonacci's Series, Golden Ratio and Euler as well."

Venn
diagrams by Frank Ruskey, with many nice pictures like this one.

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