CE 311S
Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
Spring 2022
This course is designed to teach students the basics of probability and statistics and their application to realworld problems, particularly in engineering. Notes, homeworks,
and practice exams will be posted here as the semester progresses.
Note: I am teaching two sections of CE 311S this semester, one on Tuesday/Thursday and the other on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This website will list the week when activities occur, but the specific dates may vary for your section. Please see Canvas for specific deadlines, contact info for me and the TAs, and Zoom links for the semester.
Week 1 (week of 1/17)
 Canvas discussion post due 1/23: Textbook sections 1.11.4 (you can skim 1.2.3, 1.2.4, and 1.3.5 unless you find them interesting) and videos for week 2.
 Please review the syllabus (T/Th or M/W/F) and let me know if you have any questions.
 There are no labs this week.
 Online assignment 1 due Friday 1/21: Assignment is found on Canvas under "Quizzes"
 Homework 1 due Friday 1/28.
 Lecture slides on course logistics, descriptive statistics, and fundamentals of probability.
Week 2 (week of 1/24)
Week 3 (week of 1/31)
 Canvas discussion post due 2/6: Textbook section 3.1 and videos for week 4.
 Online assignment 2 due Friday 2/4: Assignment is found on Canvas under "Quizzes"
 Homework 2 due Friday 2/11.
 Lecture slides on combinatorics.
Week 4 (week of 2/7)
Week 5 (week of 2/14)
 Canvas discussion post due 2/20: Textbook section 4.1 and videos for week 6.
 Online assignment 3 due Friday 2/18.
 Homework 3 due Friday 2/18.
 Old midterms and solutions can be found here.
 Lecture slides on CDFs, expectation, and variance.
Week 6 (week of 2/21)
 EXAM 1 will be on Thursday or Friday of this week (depending on your section).
 Canvas discussion post due 2/27: Textbook section 4.2 and videos for week 7.
 Online assignment 4 due Friday 3/4 : See Canvas
 Old midterms and solutions can be found here.
 Lecture slides on continuous random variables.
Week 7 (week of 2/28)
 Canvas discussion post due 3/6: Textbook sections 5.1 and 5.2 (skim section 5.1.5 and "Method of Transformations" from 5.2) and videos for week 8.
 Homework 4 due Friday 3/11.
 Online assignment 4 due Friday 3/4.
 Lecture slides on special continuous distributions.
Week 8 (week of 3/7)
 Canvas discussion post due 3/20: Textbook sections 5.3.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 7.1 (skim Continuity Correction) and videos for week 9.
 Homework 5 due Friday 3/25.
 Online assignment 5 due Friday 3/25 : See Canvas
 Homework 4 due Friday 3/11.
 Lecture slides on joint distributions.
Week 9 (week of 3/21)
 Canvas discussion post due 3/27: Textbook sections 8.1 and 8.3 and videos for week 10.
 Homework 5 due Friday 3/25.
 Online assignment 5 due Friday 3/25.
 Lecture slides on linear combinations and the central limit theorem.
 Old midterms and solutions can be found here.
Week 10 (week of 3/28)
 EXAM 2 will be on Thursday or Friday of this week (depending on your section).
 Canvas discussion post due 4/3: Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences by Devore (skim 7.1 and read 7.27.4) and videos for week 11.
 Online assignment 6 due Friday 4/8.
 Homework 6 due Friday 4/15.
 Lecture slides on confidence intervals.
Week 11 (week of 4/4)
 Canvas discussion post due 4/10: Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences by Devore (8.18.4) and videos for week 12.
 Online assignment 6 due Friday 4/8.
 Homework 6 due Friday 4/15.
 Lecture slides on confidence intervals and hypothesis tests.
Week 12 (week of 4/11)
 Canvas discussion post due 4/17: Textbook section 8.5 (PishroNik) and videos for week 13.
 Online assignment 7 due Friday 4/22.
 Homework 6 due Friday 4/15.
 Lecture slides on hypothesis tests.
Week 13 (week of 4/18)
 Canvas discussion post due 4/24: Textbook section 8.2 (PishroNik) and videos for week 14.
 Homework 7 due Friday 4/29.
 Online assignment 7 due Friday 4/22.
 Lecture slides on linear regression.
Week 14 (week of 4/25)
 Canvas discussion post due 5/1: read FalsePositive Psychology (posted on Canvas) and videos for week 15.
 Homework 8 due Friday 5/6.
 Homework 7 due Friday 4/29.
 Lecture slides on point estimation.
Week 15 (week of 5/3)
 Homework 8 due Friday 5/6.
 Old final exams and solutions can be found here.
FINAL EXAM will be at the regularlyscheduled time in the University catalog.
