Eric S. Key's Home Page

Eric S. Key, Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Contact Information
In Spring 2012 I am teaching Math 571: Introduction to Probability Models .
In Fall 2011 I taught Math 233: Multivariable Calculus and MthStat 361: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I .

I am also the course coordinator for Math 94 combined sections of Math 095 and 105.

If you need to contact mel electronic mail is your best bet.

University of Wisconsin Competency-Based Admission: Mathematical Knowledge and Reasoning

The language of calculus is algebra and geometry. Too often students incorrectly attribute difficulties with learning calculus to calculus itself, rather than a lack of fluency in these other subjects. If you know algebra and geometry , calculus will be easy. If not, learning calculus may be next to impossible. It is no different than trying to study the original works of Jules Verne. If you can't read French, you will not get very far.

Do you play the Lottery? I have compiled some comparisons you might find interesting. Be aware that these do refer to the current version of Powerball, which is even harder to win than the old one.

Do you want to be an actuary or a statistician? Do you want to have a deeper understanding of the mathematics behind statistical tests? Mathematical Statistics 361/362: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I and II is a year-long course which provides the background for a sophisticated understanding of the fundamental concepts of statistics.

Also of interest for future actuaries is Introduction to Probability Models which covers material appearing on the Course 3 exam.

You might be interested in reading our Actuarial Science Major planning document

Graduate students: if you are interested in a graduate course in probability, consider Mathematics 771 , Theory of Probability, which is usually taught in the fall.

One research area at UWM is Probability Theory . Have a look at what we have to offer.

You can search my ftp directory if you wish. Its address for anonymous ftp is or and the directory is pub/Math/ericskey.

Here are some short easily digested papers. and some calculus notes for a first semester calculus course .

PowerPoint presentation on Math Course Prerequisites.

PowerPoint presentation for a presentation on uses of Computer Adaptive Testing software, given at MAA sectional meeting at Ripon College on April 12, 2002.

My children have provided us with some information about New Mexico and about otters .

In general, going barefoot is not illegal.

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Page updated on September 3, 2001.