This course is aimed at students in applied fields and assumes a prerequisite of calculus. The goal is a working knowledge of the concepts and uses of modern probability theory. A significant part of such a "working knowledge" in modern applications of mathematics is computer-dependent. The course contains mathematical problems and computer exercises. Students will be expected to write and...

A cartoon that can be used in teaching about random walks. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.

This course features a complete set of lecture notes and problem sets with solutions. The objective of this subject is to understand the nature of manufacturing process variation and the methods for its control.

This module introduces critical path analysis and addresses the following topics: Networks; Critical paths; Floats; Activity-on-node (AON) networks. Excel spreadsheets are used to provide examples and exercises.

This applet draws a Gamma process (a stochastic process with independent increments X(s + t) - X(s).) Click the mouse in the window to start zooming. Click again to stop.
The total increase occurs at a countable set of jumps. The simulation gives some idea of this.