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Stat 20 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 

Instructor: Nathan Ross

Office: 347 Evans

Office Hours: TuTh 9:15 - 10:30

  GSI
Christoph Gackstatter
Jennifer Parks
Boriska Toth
Email
cfg2120 at berkeley
jparks at berkeley
boriska.toth at gmail
Office hours
Mon 9 - 11; Wed 10 - 12 in Evans 307
Mon 11 - 1 in 387 Evans; Fri 3 - 5 in 307 Evans
Wed 5 - 6:30; Fri 12 - 2:30 in 307 Evans
  Class Schedule: TuTh 11 - 12:30 in 50 Birge Hall.
 

Prerequisites: One semester of calculus.

  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.

 
  Some general remarks about the course: I will be using bspace to make announcements and to keep the grade book for the course 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, 13 September, based on material from Assignments 1 - 3.
Quiz 2: Thurs, 4 October, based on material from assignments 1 - 6.
Quiz 3: Thurs, 25 October,based on material from assignments 6 - 9.
Quiz 4: Thurs, 15 November, based on material from assignments 10 - 12.
Final: Wed, 12 December, 8 - 11 a.m. in F0295 Haas (Andersen auditorium).
Grading Distribution:
Homework: 25%
Quizzes: 30%
Final: 45%
Text:
Title: Statistics (4th edition)
Authors: Freedman, Pisani, and Purves
ISBN: 0393929728
  Homework Assignments:
  Assignment 1 (due 28 August)
  Chapter 3: Set A: 4 - 6, 8; Set B: 1, 3; Set C: 1; Set E: 2; Set F: 2; Review: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12
  Assignment 2 (due 4 September)
  Chapter 4: Set A: 3 - 5, 7, 9; Set B: 1 - 5; Set D: 1, 3, 6, 9,10; Set E: 1, 4, 7, 8, 11; Review: 1, 2, 6 - 8, 10
  Assignment 3 (due 11 September)
  Chapter 5: Set A: 1, 2; Set B: 1 - 4; Set C: 1, 2; Set D: 1, 3; Set F: 1; Review: 1 - 4, 6, 8, 9, 10
Chapter 8: Set A: 1, 3, 6; Set B: 2, 6, 7; Set C: 2, 3; Set D: 1, 2; Review: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9(a), 12
Chapter 9: Set A: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; Set B: 1, 4; Set C: 1, 3, 4; Set D: 2; Set E: 1, 3; Review: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12
  Quiz 1 (13 September) based on material from assignments 1, 2, and 3.
  Assignment 4 (due 18 September)
  Chapter 10: Set A: 2, 4, 5; Set B: 1, 3; Set C: 2, 4; Set D: 1, 3; Set E: 3; Review: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
Chapter 11: Set A: 3, 4, 8; Set B: 2; Set C: 2, 3; Set D: 4, 5, 7; Set E: 2; Review: 4, 5, 9, 12
  Assignment 5 (due 25 September)
  Chapter 12: Set A: 2; Set B: 3, 4; Review: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
Chapter 2: Set A: 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12; Review: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
  Assignment 6 (due 2 October)
  Chapter 13: Set A: 1, 3; Set B: 1, 2; Set C: 1, 3, 7; Set D: 2, 3, 6; Review: 3, 6, 8, 10
  Quiz 2 (4 October) based on material from assignments 1 - 6 with emphasis on assignments 4, 5, and 6.
  Assignment 7 (due 9 October)
  Chapter 14: Set A: 2, 4(b); Set B: 2, 4, 6; Set C: 2, 4; Set D: 3, 4, 5; Review: 2, 7, 8, 10, 13
  Assignment 8 (due 16 October)
  Chapter 15: Set A: 3, 5; Review: 3, 6, 8, 9, 11
Chapter 16: Set A: 3, 4, 5, 8; Set B: 2, 4; Set C: 1; Review: 2, 3, 6, 9, 10
  Assignment 9 (due 23 October)
  Chance variables handout: 2, 3, 5(a)(b)(c), 7, 10, 11
Chapter 17: Set A: 1, 4, 5; Set B: 2, 3, 5, 6
  Quiz 3 (25 October) based on material from assignments 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  Assignment 10 (due 30 October)
  Chapter 17: Set E: 2, 5, 6; Review: 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14
Chapter 18: Set A: 1, 3, 5; Set B: 3, 5
  Assignment 11 (due 6 November)
  Chapter 18: Set C: 2, 5, 6; Review: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 15
Chapter 20: Set A: 1, 2, 5; Set B: 2, 4, 5; Set C: 1, 2, 3; Review: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9
  Assignment 12 (due 13 November)
  Chapter 21: Set A: 2, 6, 7, 8; Set B: 3, 4; Set C: 3, 5, 6; Review: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14
Chapter 23: Set A: 2, 5, 6, 7, 10; Set B: 1, 5, 6, 7; Set C: 1, 2, 6; Set D: 1, 2, 3; Review: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12
  Quiz 4 (15 November) based on material from assignments 10, 11, and 12.
  Assignment 13 (due 27 November)
  Chapter 26: Set A: 3, 5; Set B: 1, 5; Set C: 1, 2, 4, 7; Set D: 1, 2, 4; Set E: 2, 3, 4, 7; Review: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11
Chapter 27: Set A: 2, 3, 5; Set B: 2, 3, 5; Set C: 1, 4; Set D: 3, 4; Review: 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
  Additional Problems (not to be handed in)
  Chapter 28: Set A: 3, 5, 7(e); Set B: 3; Set C: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7; Review: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10(b)
Chapter 6 Special Review: 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14
Chapter 15 Special Review: 1, 4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19
Chapter 23 Special Review: 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 26, 29, 30
Chapter 29 Special Review: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 20, 26, 33, 34, 35, 40
  Schedule:
  Week 1 (23 August): Chapter 3
  Week 2 (28 and 30 August): Chapters 4 and 5
  Week 3 (4 and 6 September): Chapters 8 and 9
  Week 4 (11 and 13 September): Chapters 10 and 11
  Week 5 (18 and 20 September): Chapters 12, 1, and 2
  Week 6 (25 and 27 September): Chapter 13
  Week 7 (2 and 4 October): Chapter 14
  Week 8 (9 and 11 October): Chapter 15 and random variables
  Week 9 (16 and 18 October): Chapters 16 and 17
  Week 10 (23 and 25 October): Chapter 18
  Week 11 (30 October and 1 November): Chapters 20 and 21
  Week 12 (6 and 8 November): Chapters 21 and 23
  Week 13 (13 and 15 November): Chapters 23 and 26
  Week 14 (20 November): Chapters 26 and 27
  Week 15 (27 and 29 November): Chapters 27 and 28