MATH3280A - Introductory Probability - 2022/23

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  • The first tutorial will be conducted online on Sep 13, 7:30pm-9pm, via zoom link Meeting ID: 951 9660 1068

General Information


  • Prof. De-Jun FENG
    • Office: LSB, R211
    • Tel: 39437965
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr Zhou Feng
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Tel: 39435294
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: 3pm - 5pm Mondays
  • Mr Yuhao Xie
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Tel: 39435294
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: 3pm - 5pm Mondays

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mo 10:30AM - 11:15AM, Y.C. Liang Hall G04; Th 10:30AM - 12:15PM, Tsang Shiu Tim Bldg 104
  • Tutorial: Mo 11:30AM - 12:15PM, Y.C. Liang Hall G04

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



Assessment Scheme

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

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