MATH3280 - Introductory Probability - 2020/21

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  • A short history of probability [Download file]
  • Please upload the complete assignment (in PDF file) to Blackboard CUHK
  • There will be no tutorial class on Sep 11.

General Information


  • Prof. De-Jun Feng
    • Office: LSB 211
    • Tel: 39437965
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr Zhou Feng
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Tel: 39435294
    • Email:
  • Mr Jiaming Wu
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Tel: 39435294
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  • Miss Fan Yang
    • Office: LSB 222B
    • Tel: 39437963
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mon 10:30AM - 11:15AM, Th 2:30PM - 4:15PM, online
  • Tutorial: Mon 11:30AM - 12:15PM, online

Course Description

Axioms of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, mean, variance and covariance, moment generating function, Poisson distributions, normal distributions, central limit theorem, law of large numbers. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in advanced calculus.


  • Sheldon Ross, A first course in probability. 8th edition. Pearson Education International


  • K. L. Chung, Elementary Probability Theory with Stochastic Processes. Springer International Student Edition, 1978
  • K. L. Chung, A course in probability theory. Elsevier Inc., 1968.
  • A. N. Kolmogrov, Foundations of the theory of probability. Chelsea publishing Co., New York. 1956.

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes


Quizzes and Exams


Assessment Scheme

Assignments 10%
Mid-term Exam 40%
Final Exam 50%

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