Probabilistic Methods in ECE

ECE340

Spring Semester, 2008

Location: DSH 325

 

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-4:15pm

 

Instructor: Vince D Calhoun

Email: vcalhoun (at) unm.edu

Phone: 272-1817

Office: ECE 224B

Office Hours: TBA and by appointment

 

 Text (required):

Probability & Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, 3rd edition

Alberto Leo-Garcia

Download Chapters 1-2 (get password from instructor)

Download Chapter 3

 

 Course Description/Syllabus

 

23 Jan 2008: Lecture1: Motivation

28 Jan 2008: Lecture 2: Random Experiments

        HW1 (From the text, problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.9, Due Feb 4, beginning of class)

30 Jan 2008: Lecture 3: Counting/Conditional Prob.

         HW2 (From the text: problems 2.16, 2.62, 2.80, 2.85, 2.86, 2.95, Due Feb 11, beginning of class)

 4  Feb 2008: Lecture 4: Independence

 6  Feb 2008: Lecture 5: Measurement/Discrete RV/PMF

11 Feb 2008: Lecture 6: Expected Value

HW3 (From the text: problems 3.11, 3.20, 3.21, 3.31, Due Feb 20, beginning of class); HW 3 matlab example

13 Feb 2008: Lecture 7: Conditional PMF/Conditional Expected Value

18 Feb 2008: Lecture 8: Discrete RV's

20 Feb 2008: Lecture 9: Continuous RV's

25 Feb 2008: Review Slides

27 Feb 2008: Exam I

3 Mar 2008: Lecture 10: Continuous RV Families

       HW 4: From the text: problems 3.9, 3.49, 4.5, 4.12, 4.14, plus problems on handout, Due Mar 10, beginning of class

5 Mar 2008: Lecture 11: Chebyshev/Markov/Transforms

10 Mar 2008: Lecture 12: Two Random Variables

12 Mar 2008: Lecture 13: Joint CDF/PDF

        HW 5: problems 4.8, 4.11, 4.13, 4.16, 4.57, 4.62b, 4.63, 4.66, 5.8a,5.8c,5.8e, 5.11a(i), Due Mar 24, beginning of class

24 Mar 2008: Lecture 14: Independence/Conditional

        HW 6:   From the text: problems 4.40, 4.80, 4.91, 4.99a & c, 5.26a-c, 5.28, 5.45, 5.46, 5.48a, 5.80a, Due Mar 31, beginning of class

26 Mar 2008: NO CLASS...lectures 14&15 will be covered on the 24th Lecture 15: Function of 2 RV's

31 Mar 2008: Lecture 16: Function of 2 RV's (part II), Vector RV's

2 Apr 2008: Lecture 17: Vector RVís, Jointly Gaussian RVís, Project assigned (due May 5th)

7 Apr 2008: Review Slides

9 Apr 2008: Exam 2

14 Apr 2008:Lecture 19: Sums of RV's

16 Apr 2008:Lecture 20: Central Limit Theorem

21 Apr 2008:Lecture 21: Hypothesis Testing I

        HW 7: From the text: problems 7.2, 7.18, 7.21, 7.22, 7.25, Due Apr 28, beginning of class

23 Apr 2008:Lecture 22: Hypothesis Testing II

28 Apr 2008:Lecture 23: Hypothesis Testing III/Random Processes

30 Apr 2008:Presentations

12 May 2008: Review, 3-5pm, DSH120

14 May 2008: Final, 3-5pm, DSH 324