SA402 ■ Fall 2016 ■ Sections 3002 and 4001
Assoc. Prof. Nelson Uhan
6 Dec 
Final Exam on Friday 16 December, 7:55  10:55.
Reassessments.
EI. I'm around — if you need extra instruction, just email me and we can set up a time to meet. 

5 Dec  Please include a copy of your previous drafts and score sheets when you submit a revision of your project.  
1 Dec 
A few adjustments to the reassessment schedule: No reassessments for F3  F7 on Fri 2 Dec. I plan to go over some parts of Wednesday's quiz on Friday. Some of you will want to reassess these standards; I want to make sure you have time to properly review the material. To compensate... 2 reassessments per class next week. You may reassess 2 standards per class (instead of 1) next week (Mon 5 Dec, Wed 7 Dec). 

23 Nov 
Plan for the end of the semester:


17 Nov 
Because of my absence this week and the short week next week:


7 Nov 
There will be no quiz this week. Instead, there will be a quiz on Monday 14 Nov.
First drafts of projects are due on Wednesday 23 November. If you are finding your own article, you must get my approval by this Thursday 10 November. 

2 Nov 
I will be in my office this evening (19:00  20:00) for reassessments.
For this week only: you may use this evening reassessment session to schedule a second reassessment for this week. 

31 Oct  I updated course standard F1 and the relevant homework for standard F2. Please make sure you take a look.  
26 Oct 
Upcoming schedule:
Exam 2.
12week grades. Your 12week grade will be based on standards A1, B1B5, C1C2, D1D6 and E1E4 (not E5E6). 

21 Oct  Next week's quiz on Wednesday 26 Oct will assess standard E2 again, among other things TBD.  
7 Oct  Next week's quiz will take place on Friday 14 Oct, instead of Wednesday.  
29 Sep  Next week's quiz (Wed) will cover D1, D2 and D3. I will be available on Monday (3 Oct) evening, 19:00  20:00, for reassessments. 

23 Sep  There is interest! I will hold a review session and reassessment for standards B1 and B2 on Wednesday 28 Sep, 19:30  20:30. If you are interested but have not taken this poll, please do so that I can get an idea of how many midshipmen to expect.  
22 Sep 
Reassessments for this week and next week.
6week grades. Your 6week grade will be based on standards A1, B1B5, and C1C2. 

12 Sep 
Upcoming schedule:
Exam 1


22 Aug  Welcome! 
Date  Problems 
21 Nov  8.5ab, 8.8abc, 8.10bcd 
18 Nov  Finish 8.4abc, 8.6bcd, 8.10f, 8.11bcd. 
16 Nov  Compute the steadystate probabilities for the processes in 8.4abc, 8.6bcd, 8.10f, 8.11bcd. 
9 Nov  8.10e. Write the model for 8.4, 8.8d. 
7 Nov  8.6a, 8.11a. Finish the homework for 31 Oct. 
31 Oct  7.10 
26 Oct  Finish the homework for 24 Oct. 
24 Oct  6.17a, 6.20a, 6.21a. Justify why the properties of a Markov chain might be satisfied for these problems. 
21 Oct  6.8, 6.11, 6.20b, 6.21bc 
19 Oct  6.5, 6.6, 6.17c 
17 Oct  6.4b, 6.17ab, 6.18 (start by finding the probabilities of preferred beer brands in 1979 and 2016) 
14 Oct  Finish the homework for 12 Oct. 
12 Oct  6.2, 6.4ac, 6.5 (transition diagram only) 
3 Oct  5.20. Finish Example 2 in Lesson 10. 
30 Sep  Finish the homework for 28 Sep. 
28 Sep  5.3ef, 5.10, 5.12, 5.13, 5.15, 5.17 
26 Sep  5.1bcd, 5.3abcd, 5.6, 5.8, 5.14 
23 Sep  5.1a, 5.5 
14 Sep  4.4. Finish the homework for 12 Sep. 
12 Sep 
4.6, 4.8 Hint. For 4.6, 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. 
9 Sep  3.17ab, 3.18ab, 3.19ab, 3.20ab 
7 Sep  3.17c, 3.18c, 3.19c, 3.20c 
6 Sep  Finish the homework for 31 Aug and 2 Sep. 
2 Sep  3.9, 3.31 
31 Aug  3.6, 3.8 
29 Aug  Finish the homework for 26 Aug. 
26 Aug  3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5 
24 Aug 
2.1. Also: finish the simulation of the selfservice system we started in class. Template for selfservice system Template for fullservice system 
22 Aug  Familiarize yourself with the course policy statement. Read the section on grading carefully! 
Dates  Lesson  
21 Nov  18  Standard queueing models 
notes solutions to Problem 1 
16 Nov 18 Nov 
17  The birthdeath process — performance measures 
notes solutions to Problems 1 and 2 
7 Nov 9 Nov 
16  Introduction to queueing processes — the birthdeath process 
notes solutions to Problem 1 
31 Oct 7 Nov 
15  A quick start guide to Markov processes 
notes solutions to Problem 1 
28 Oct  How to win at Monopoly  notebook  
24 Oct 26 Oct 
14  Markov chains — modeling and assumptions 
notes solutions to Problems 1 and 2 
19 Oct 21 Oct 
13  Markov chains — timeindependent performance measures 
notes solutions to Problem 1 
14 Oct 17 Oct 
12  Markov chains — timedependent performance measures 
notes solutions to Problem 1 
12 Oct  11  Introduction to Markov chains  notes 
7 Oct  Poisson processes for fun and profit  notebook  
3 Oct  10  Nonstationary Poisson processes  notes 
28 Sep 30 Sep 
9  Poisson arrival processes, cont.  notes 
23 Sep 26 Sep 
8  Arrival counting processes and the Poisson arrival process 
notes notes on the memoryless property 
16 Sep 19 Sep 
Review 
problems solutions 

14 Sep  7  A general stochastic process model  notes 
9 Sep 12 Sep 
6  Introduction to stochastic processes 
notes 
7 Sep 9 Sep 
5  Random variate generation 
notes 
6 Sep  4  Conditional probability review, cont. 
notes solutions to problems 
31 Aug 2 Sep 
3  Conditional probability review 
notes solutions to Example 6 
24 Aug 26 Aug 29 Aug 
2  Probability review 
notes solutions to exercises 
22 Aug 24 Aug 
1  Sample paths  notes 
Date  Standards  
30 Nov  F3, F4, F5, F6, F7  quiz formulas 
14 Nov  E5, E6, F1, F2  quiz 
26 Oct  E2, E3, E4  quiz 
19 Oct  E1, E2  quiz 
14 Oct  D4, D5, D6  quiz 
5 Oct  D1, D2, D3  quiz 
28 Sep  C2, D1, D2  quiz 
16 Sep  B1, B2, C1, C2  quiz 
7 Sep  B3, B4, B5  quiz 
31 Aug  A1, B1, B2  quiz 
Date  Exam  
4 Nov  Exam 2  exam 
21 Sep  Exam 1  exam 