ELEC 471, Spring 1999
Prof. Rich Kozick

Homework 1

Date Assigned: Thursday, January 14, 1999
Date Due: Thursday, January 21, 1999

  1. Reading: Please read sections 1.1 and 1.2 of the Yates/Goodman text. Quizzes 1.1 and 1.2 in the text are good. I suggest that you solve all of the "quiz" problems as you read the text. Note that solutions to all of the quizzes are contained in Appendix B. The problems in item 3 below are related to the material in section 1.2.

    For next week's class, please finish reading Chapter 1. In particular, please study sections 1.3-1.6 carefully. These sections define the axioms of probability, conditional probability, and other fundamental concepts that will be extremely important for the rest of the course.

  2. We will have a short quiz on January 21. The quiz will cover the material from the January 14 class and from sections 1.1 and 1.2 of the text.

  3. Please solve the following problems, and submit solutions:
    1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, and 1.2.6

  4. Please solve problem 1.3.1, but you do not have to submit a solution.
Thank you.