Date

Topic

Notes

Sept 4, '08

Roulette  about the game,
winning strategy/gambler's fallacy


Sept 11, '08

randomness, card shuffling, a magic trick,
introduction to probability

hw1 due

Sept 18, '08

more on probability, expected value, odds, craps

hw2 due

Sept 25, '08

roulette probability, dice probability, craps

hw3 due

Oct 2, '08

analyzing craps

hw4 due

Oct 16, '08

birthday paradox, more analyzing craps


Oct 23, '08

Monty Hall Paradox, RPS

hw5 due

Oct 30, '08

AIDS test paradox, addition and multiplication principle, nPr, nCr


Feb 5, '09

fair games, weak law of large numbers, more combinatorics

hw6 due

Feb 12, '09

fair games with a limited bankroll, the weak law of large numbers

hw7 due

Feb 19, '09

weak law of large numbers (slower this time), lottery


March 5, '09

random variables, lottery 6/49


March 12, '09

More lottery, discussion about final projects

hw 8 due

March 19, '09

Cards, Poker, rankings of poker hands


March 26, '09

class cancelled


April 2, '09

hw 9 in class, "Jacks or better" strategy


April 9, '09

more "Jacks or better" strategy

project proposals due

April 16, '09

blackjack


April 23, '09

basic strategy

hw 10 due

April 30, '09

card counting and the Kelly criterion


May 7, '09

Texas hold 'em


May 14, '09

Texas hold 'em


May 22, '09

Gambling Fair

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