Skip to main content # 18.675: Theory of Probability

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading

## Course Info

Class Size | 20 |

Hours/Week | 12.1 (12 responses) |

Instructors | Yair Shenfeld |

Overall Rating | 5.8/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- Some measure theory was realistic prerequisite.

## Subject Matter

- Very
**theoretical**, with a deep study of probability with applications near the end.

## Course Staff

- Some students found the professor difficult to approach.

## Lectures

- Lectures were good, though psets and lecture notes were more useful.

## Problem Sets

- There were bi-weekly psets.
- Students found the problems difficult and spent about 15-20 hours on average across two weeks.

## Exams

- Exams were longer take-home psets that were closed note, with no collaboration.
- Students found the exams quite difficult.

## Resources

- Lecture notes were readily available and some textbooks were suggested.
- The Durrett textbook was mentioned as particularly useful.

## Grading

- No distribution was grade communicated, but students found the psets grading to be fair.