ELEC 471, Spring 2003
Prof. Rich Kozick
Date Assigned: Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Date Due: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Continue studying Chapter 2, sections 2.1 through 2.7.
- Exam 2
was scheduled for Tuesday, April 1,
according to the syllabus.
We agreed to move the exam to
Thursday, April 3, so that we can finish Chapter 2
and have a review on April 1.
Therefore Exam 2 will include the topics in Chapter 2.
- Please solve the following problems in the text for
Tuesday, March 25:
Section 2.4: 1, 3.
The problems for
Homework 8 are posted on the web site,
in case you want to work ahead.
Section 2.5: 2, 3, 5, 6 (refer to Appendix A, rather
than deriving from scratch), and 9.
- Poisson PMF:
Suppose small aircraft arrive at a certain airport according to
a Poisson "process", with a rate of 8 aircraft per hour.
Therefore during a one hour time interval, the number of
arriving aircraft is a Poisson random variable with parameter
alpha = 8.
What is the probability that exactly 5 aircraft arrive during a one
What is the probability that at least one aircraft arrives
during a one hour interval?
- Extra credit (or "make-up"
if you missed any previous MATLAB assignments, or just for fun):
Develop a MATLAB simulation of the game described in Problem 2.5.9.
Compare your simulation results with the analytical PMF
PY(y) and expected value E[Y].
The following students are asked to present their
solution on March 25 to the indicated problem.
Each pair of students will present their solution together.
Mark Colgan and Warren Mabey