# Week One: First Principles of Probability

### Monday

- Introduction and course structure
- R: Buffonâ€™s Needle.
*Readings:*pp. xv - xx, 1-10, Appendix A pp. 447 - 452*Problems:*1, 8, 10, 11, 12**For next time**: vote for RStudio tutorial

### Wednesday

- Probability measures, equally likely, counting
*Readings:*pp. 10 - 21, Appendix A, pp. 452 - 457*Problems:*18, 20, 28, 31, 34, 38

### Thursday/Friday

- RStudio tutorial (time/place TBD)

### Friday

- Random variables and simulation
- R: Monte Carlo Simulation
*Readings:*pp. 21 - 27*Problems:*30, 43, 44