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Stat 20 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics |
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Instructor: Nathan Ross |
Office: 347 Evans |
Office Hours: Tues. 1 - 3 |
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GSI: Moorea Brega | Office Hours: Mon. 9 - 11 in 387 Evans; Wed. 11 - 1 in 307 Evans | |||
Class Schedule: TuTh 11 - 12:30 in 160 Kroeber Hall. | ||||
Prerequisites: Arithmetical maturity. |
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Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce basic concepts of statistics. To this end, we will also discuss probability in context as a foundation to the language and tools of statistics. Our main focus will be on creating a precise understanding of the conclusions that can and cannot be drawn using elementary data analysis. The grade will be determined by regularly assigned homework, the best three out of four 25 minute quizzes (given in lecture), and a final exam. No late homework will be accepted (although the two lowest scores will be dropped) and the quizzes and final must be taken at their respective scheduled times. | ||||
Topics Covered: Relative frequencies, discrete probability, random variables, expectation, testing hypotheses, estimation. |
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Some general remarks about the course: I will be using the grade book in bspace so that you can check that no mistakes have been made in your grade (something I recommend that you do). I will only answer emails that have questions of a timely nature - other questions can be asked directly to me in lecture. You will be allowed a scientific calculator on the quizzes and final, but not a graphing calculator. It is extremely important that you keep up on the homework; it not only affects your grade directly, but also largely determines your success on the quizzes and final. Finally, the book is a great resource; you should read it in tandem with the relevant lectures. | ||||
Quiz 1: Thurs, 11 February based on material from assignments 1 - 2. Quiz 2: Thurs, 4 March based on material from assignments 3 - 5. Quiz 3: Thurs, 1 April based on material from assignments 6 - 8. Quiz 4: Thurs, 22 April based on material from assignments 9 - 11. Final: Thurs, 13 May, 8 - 11 a.m. in 160 Kroeber Hall. |
Grading Distribution: Homework: 25% Quizzes: 30% Final: 45% |
Text: Title: Statistics (4th edition) Authors: Freedman, Pisani, and Purves ISBN: 0393929728 |
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Homework Assignments: | ||||
Assignment 1 (due 1 February) | ||||
Chapter 3: Set A: 4 - 6, 8; Set B: 1, 3; Set C: 1; Set E: 2; Set F: 2; Review: 4, 7, 8, 10
Chapter 4: Set A: 3 - 5, 9; Set B: 1, 5; Set D: 1, 3, 6; Set E: 1, 7, 8, 11; Review: 6, 8, 10 Chapter 5: Set A: 1, 2; Set B: 1 - 4; Set C: 1, 2; Set D: 1, 3; Review: 1 - 4, 9, 10 |
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Assignment 2 (due 8 February) | ||||
Chapter 8: Set A: 3, 6; Set B: 2, 7; Set C: 2, 3; Set D: 1; Review: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9(a), 12
Chapter 9: Set A: 2, 6, 7, 10; Set C: 1, 3; Set D: 2; Set E: 1, 3; Review: 2, 4, 5, 8, 11 |
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Quiz 1 (11 February) based on material from assignments 1 and 2. | ||||
Assignment 3 (due 16 February in Lecture) | ||||
Chapter 10: Set A: 2, 4; Set B: 3; Set C: 2, 3; Set D: 1; Review: 2, 4, 6, 9
Chapter 11: Set A: 3, 4, 6, 7; Set B: 1, 2; Set C: 1 - 3; Set D: 1, 3, 4, 5; Set E: 1; Review: 1, 3, 4 - 7, 12 Chapter 12: Set A: 2; Set B: 2, 3; Review: 1 - 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 |
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Assignment 4 (due 22 February) | ||||
Chapter 2: Set A: 1, 5, 9, 11; Review: 4, 8, 9 | ||||
Assignment 5 (due 1 March) | ||||
Chapter 13: Set A: 2, 4, 5; Set B: 1, 2; Set C: 1, 3, 4, 7; Set D: 1, 3, 4, 7; Review: 3, 6, 8, 10
Chapter 14: Set A: 1, 2, 4; Set B: 1, 2, 4, 5; Set C: 1, 3, 5; Set D: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7; Review: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 |
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Quiz 2 (4 March) based on material from assignments 3, 4, and 5. | ||||
Assignment 6 (due 8 March) | ||||
Chapter 15: Set A: 2, 3, 5; Review: 1, 3, 8, 10
Additional Problems 6: Click here |
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Assignment 7 (due 15 March) | ||||
Chapter 15: Special Review: 2, 4, 9, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20
Additional Problems 7: Click here |
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Assignment 8 (due 29 March) | ||||
Chapter 16: Set A: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8; Set B: 2, 3, 4, 5; Set C: 1; Review: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10
Chapter 17: Set A: 1, 2, 4; Set B: 2, 5, 6; Set E: 1, 2, 3, 7; Review: 5, 6, 8, 11, 14 |
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Quiz 3 (1 April) based on material from assignments 6, 7, and 8. | ||||
Assignment 9 (due 5 April) | ||||
Chapter 17: Set C: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Chapter 18: Set A: 1, 3, 5; Set B: 1, 5; Review: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14 |
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Assignment 10 (due 12 April) | ||||
Chapter 20: Set A: 2, 4; Set B: 2, 3, 4; Set C: 1, 2, 5; Review: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11
Chapter 21: Set B: 2, 3; Set C: 2, 4, 8; Review: 2, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 Chapter 23: Set A: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9; Set C: 1, 2, 4; |
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Assignment 11 (due 19 April) | ||||
Chapter 21: Set A: 2, 3, 4; Set C: 5, 6; Review: 3, 6 Chapter 23: Set B: 4, 5, 6; Set D: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7; Review: 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12; Special Review: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 26, 27, 30 |
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Quiz 4 (22 April) based on material from assignments 9, 10, and 11. | ||||
Assignment 12 (due 26 April) | ||||
Chapter 26: Set A: 2 - 5; Set B: 2, 3, 5; Set C: 1 - 4; Set D: 1 - 4; Set E: 1, 6 - 8; Set F: 1, 4, 5; Review: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 | ||||
Additional Problems (not to be handed in) | ||||
Chapter 27: Set A: 2 - 4, 6; Set B: 2 - 4, 7, 8; Review: 1 - 3
Chapter 28: Set A: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 - 9; Review: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 |
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Schedule: | ||||
Week 1 (19 and 21 January): Chapters 3 and 4 | ||||
Week 2 (26 and 28 January): Chapters 5, 8, and 9 | ||||
Week 3 (2 and 4 February): Chapters 10 and 11 | ||||
Week 4 (9 and 11 February): Chapters 12, 1, and 2 | ||||
Week 5 (16 and 18 February): Chapters 13 and 14 | ||||
Week 6 (23 and 25 February): Chapters 14 and 15 | ||||
Week 7 (2 and 4 March): Chapter 15 and Random Variables | ||||
Week 8 (9 and 11 March): Chapters 16 and 17 | ||||
Week 9 (16 and 18 March): Chapter 18 | ||||
Week 10 (30 March and 1 April): Chapters 20 and 21 | ||||
Week 11 (6 and 8 April): Chapters 21 and 23 | ||||
Week 12 (13 and 15 April): Chapter 23 and 26 | ||||
Week 13 (20 and 22 April): Chapters 26 and 27 | ||||
Week 14 (27 and 29 April): Chapters 27 and 28 |