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2 Dec (updated 3 Dec)

Final Exam

  • When: Tuesday 17 December, 13:00-16:00
  • Where: LU106
  • Open book and open notes
  • TI-36X Pro calculator allowed, no other electronic devices, no computers, no internet
  • Covers everything except probability review (Lessons 2-4)
  • ≥ 50% on birth-death processes and queueing processes

Resubmissions

  • The last day to resubmit a quiz/exam is Thursday 12 December
  • Solutions to quizzes and exams will be posted on Friday 13 December
30 Oct

Upcoming schedule:

W 30 Oct

Finish Lesson 13

F 1 Nov

Lesson TBD

M 4 Nov

Review in class

T 5 Nov

EI 19:00 - 20:00 in my office

W 6 Nov

Exam 2

Exam 2

  • Covers Lessons 7-13
  • Calculators allowed
  • No other outside materials allowed
  • See review problems below
25 Oct
  • You may resubmit two quizzes/exams next week (the week of 28 October).
  • The deadline to resubmit a quiz/exam for the 12-week marking period is in class on Friday 1 November.
  • Exam 2 will take place on 6 November, details closer to the date.
11 Oct

Upcoming schedule:

F 11 Oct

Start Lesson 11

M 14 Oct

No class — Columbus Day

W 16 Oct

Finish Lesson 11

F 18 Oct

With substitute — Review problems on Lessons 10 and 11

M 21 Oct

With substitute —

  • Quiz on Lessons 10 and 11
  • Work on resubmissions
W 23 Oct

Start Lesson 12

  • Exam 2 will take place on 6 November, details closer to the date
23 Sep

The deadline to resubmit a quiz/exam for the 6-week marking period is in class on Friday 27 September.

11 Sep

Upcoming schedule:

W 11 Sep

Finish Lesson 5, start Lesson 6

F 13 Sep

Finish Lesson 6

M 16 Sep

Review in class

T 17 Sep

EI 19:00 - 20:00 in my office

W 18 Sep

Exam 1

Exam 1

  • Covers Lessons 1-6
  • Calculators allowed
  • No other outside materials allowed
30 Aug

Instructions for resubmissions

  1. Start with a fresh sheet of paper, and include at the top:

    • Your name
    • The name of the quiz/exam you're resubmitting (e.g. "Resubmission of Quiz 5")
    • The date of your resubmission
  2. Below, redo the problems you want to resubmit. For each problem you resubmit, explain what your errors were.

  3. After your redone problems, write and sign the the honor statement below:

    I pledge on my honor that I have not used any unauthorized materials, and that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance for this resubmission.

  4. Attach your original quiz/exam and any previous resubmissions.

Here's an example of a resubmission for a fictional quiz.

Follow the guidelines in the course policy statement. In particular,

  • No collaboration allowed. All work must be your own.
  • You may use your own course materials (e.g. notes, homework), as well as any materials directly linked from the course website. You may not use any other materials.
  • You may resubmit at most 1 quiz/exam per week.
19 Aug

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General Information

Homework

Dates Problems
25 Nov

8.5, 8.8, 8.10

20 Nov

Finish the exercises in Lesson 16

18 Nov

8.4, 8.6, 8.11

15 Nov

8.4 (just model the system as a birth-death process)

8 Nov

7.10, finish Problem 1 of Lesson 14

30 Oct

6.20, 6.21

25 Oct

6.11, 6.17c, 6.8

23 Oct

6.5 (classify each state as transient or recurrent), 6.6

18 Oct

Finish the problems in Lesson 11A.

11 Oct

6.4b, 6.17ab, 6.18 (start by finding the probabilities of preferred beer brands in 1979 and 2016)

9 Oct

6.4ac, 6.5 (draw the transition diagram only)

2 Oct

Finish 5.20.

30 Sep

5.20

27 Sep

5.3ef, 5.10, 5.12, 5.15. Finish the examples in Lesson 8a.

25 Sep

5.13, 5.17

23 Sep

5.1, 5.3abcd, 5.5, 5.6, 5.8, 5.14

13 Sep

4.4. Hint. Use Exercise 2.7 as a warm up if you're having trouble understanding how the system works. Start by computing the demand for hamburgers each day using the given table and system logic. In your algorithm, let D be a random variable representing the number of hamburgers demanded on each day. You may assume that demand between days is identical and independent.

11 Sep

4.8

9 Sep

4.6. Hint. You'll need to keep track of the number of jobs waiting to be processed by CPU A and CPU B. Let B be a random variable that takes value 0 with probability 1/2, and 1 with probability 1/2. Map B = 0 to CPU A, and B = 1 to CPU B.

6 Sep

3.17ab, 3.18ab, 3.19ab, 3.20ab

4 Sep

3.17c, 3.18c, 3.19c, 3.20c

3 Sep

Finish the homework assigned for 28 Aug and 30 Aug.

30 Aug

3.6, 3.9b, 3.31

28 Aug

3.8, 3.9a

26 Aug

3.3, 3.5

23 Aug

3.1, 3.2

21 Aug

2.1 — Finish the simulation of the self-service system we started in class, complete the simulation of the proposed full-service system.   Template for self-service system   Template for full-service system

19 Aug

Familiarize yourself with the course policy statement. Read the section on grading carefully!

Lessons

Dates Lesson
  • 25 Nov
  • 22 Nov
17 Standard queueing models
  • 20 Nov
  • 18 Nov
  • 15 Nov
16 The birth-death process - performance measures
  • 15 Nov
  • 13 Nov
15 An introduction to queueing processes
  • 8 Nov
14 A very brief introduction to Markov processes
  • 1 Nov
How to win at Monopoly
  • 30 Oct
  • 28 Oct
13 Markov chains - modeling and assumptions
  • 25 Oct
  • 23 Oct
12 Markov chains - time-independent performance measures
  • 18 Oct
11a Markov chains - time-dependent performance measures, cont.
  • 16 Oct
  • 11 Oct
11 Markov chains - time-dependent performance measures
  • 9 Oct
  • 7 Oct
10 Introduction to Markov chains
  • 4 Oct
Poisson processes for fun and profit
  • 2 Oct
  • 30 Sep
9 Nonstationary Poisson processes
  • 27 Sep
8a Poisson arrival processes, cont.
  • 27 Sep
  • 25 Sep
8 Poisson arrival processes, cont.
  • 25 Sep
  • 23 Sep
  • 20 Sep
7 Arrival counting processes and the Poisson arrival process
  • 13 Sep
  • 11 Sep
6 A general stochastic process model
  • 9 Sep
  • 6 Sep
5 Introduction to stochastic processes
  • 6 Sep
  • 4 Sep
4 Random variate generation
  • 3 Sep
  • 30 Aug
  • 28 Aug
3 Conditional probability review
  • 26 Sep
  • 23 Aug
2 Probability review
  • 21 Aug
  • 19 Aug
1 Sample paths

Quizzes

Dates Quiz
20 Nov Quiz 7
21 Oct Quiz 6
9 Oct Quiz 5
2 Oct Quiz 4
11 Sep Quiz 3
4 Sep Quiz 2
28 Aug Quiz 1

Exams

Dates Quiz
17 Dec Final Exam
6 Nov Exam 2
18 Sep Exam 1