Mathematics Department - Math 477 - Mathematical Theory of Probability

Math 477 - Mathematical Theory of Probability

General Information

Prerequisites: CALC III -- third-semester, multiple-variable calculus, which is Math 251 at Rutgers-NB -- is an unwaivable prerequisite. A working knowledge of multiple integrals and partial derivatives is essential for the course.

Restrictions on Credit: A student can receive credit for at most one of the courses

  • 01:640:477
  • 01:198:206
  • 01:960:381
  • 14:330:349
(despite the fact that Math 477 covers considerably more material than Comp Sci 206).


Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 9th edition (2012), ISBN # 978-0321794772, Prentice-Hall.

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Sample Syllabus

Prof. Speer (2010).

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