MATH3280A - Introductory Probability - 2023/24

Course Year: 


  • The first tutorial will be conducted on Sep 11, 2023
  • The mid-term examination of Math3280A will be held on Oct 26, 2023, 10:30am-12:10noon, at Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT4. The exam will cover the materials from Chaps 2-5 of the textbook.

General Information


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

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr Yuhao Xie
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Tel: 39435294
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Mr Jixin Wang
    • Office: LSB 222B
    • Tel: 3943 7963
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Fri 2:00PM-5:00PM

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mo 10:30AM - 11:15AM, Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 407; Th 10:30AM - 12:15PM, Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT4
  • Tutorial: Mo 11:30AM - 12:15PM, Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 407

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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