# EECS 401

Probabilistic Methods in Engineering

Winter 2000

## Final Exams are graded and available for pickup in Room 4230.

Solutions are available on the
Exams page.

Exam statistics are listed at the top of the solutions.

Course grades are also posted on the Exams web page.

# Hope you enjoy your summer!

4215 EECS, 764-6586, neuhoff@eecs.umich.edu

htarn@engin.umich.edu, 647-3629
## The Usual Office Hours:

- Monday -- 10:30-11 (or later if needed), Rm 4215, DN.
- Tuesday -- 9:30-12:30, Rm 2420, HT. 2-3, Rm 4215, DN.
- Wednesday -- 10:30-11 (or later if needed), Rm 4215, DN. 1:30-4:30, Rm
2420, HT
- Thursday -- 9:30-12:30, Rm 2420, HT. 2-3, Rm 4215, DN.
- Friday -- 10:30-11 (or later if needed), Rm 4215, DN.
- Or by appointment, call or send email to DN or HT.

## Synopsis:

The goal of this course is to learn how to work with probabilistic models
of random experiments, principally those that arise in electrical
engineering. The course covers several ways of describing such experiments
(probability models, random variables, random vectors and random
processes) and several ways of describing their probability distribution
(probability distribution, mass and density functions). Much of the course
is concerned with how to compute various probabilistic quantities
(e.g. event probabilities, expected values, correlations, best estimates,
frequency spectra) from other probabilistic quantitities (e.g. density
functions).

## Time & Room:

MWF 9:30-10:30, 1311 EECS Bldg.

## Textbook:

Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, Alberto
Leon-Garcia

## Syllabus:

The course will by and large follow the flow of the Leon-Garcia text.

Introduction: Chapter 1

Basics of probability: Chapter 2

Random variables: Chapters 3, 4, 5 (skipping/skimming most starred
sections)

Random processes: Chpater 6: 6.1-6.5, Chapter 7: 7.1, 7.2

## Homework:

Roughly every week. Usually assigned on Friday and due the next
Friday. Graded papers and solutions will be returned approximately one
week after due date. A first draft of the homework solutions will be
posted on the web after the homework is due. It will be updated after the
homework papers are graded and returned.

## Colloboration policy:

All homework assignments are to be completed on your
own. You are allowed to consult with other students during the
conceptualization of a solution, but all written work,whether in scrap or
final form, is to be generated by you working alone. You are also not
allowed to use, or in anyway derive advantage from, the existence of
solutions prepared in prior years. Violation of this policy is an honor
code violation. If you have any questions about this policy, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

## Exams:

Two midterms at dates to be announced. Probably in the evening.

Final Exam on Tues. April 25, 4-6 PM

## Grade:

Homework 15% (lowest homework grade will be dropped)

Midterm 1 25%

Midterm 2 25%

Final 35%

## Email announcements:

Many important announcements (e.g. homework problem hints and corrections,
exam scheduling, changes to office hours etc.) will be emailed to the
class. You must register for the class email list by
sending email to eecs401-request@eecs.umich.edu with the word "subscribe"
in the subject line. There will be one or more test emails, which will be
announced in class. Let me know if you do not receive them.