STATISTICS 480A

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Fall 2001

Stat480aSyllabusF01.html

 

Time and Location: 7:30-8:45 MW SL 1221

 

Instructor: Steven E. Rigdon , SL 1330, (618) 650-2193, srigdon@siue.edu

Office Hours: 1:00-1:50 MF, 7:00-7:20 MW, or drop by.

Iíll stick around on Wednesdays after class for questions on homework.

Prerequisite: MATH 250

 

Textbooks: Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Second Ed., by Bain and Engelhardt, Published by Duxbury

Course Outline:

Chapter

 

Class Periods

1. Probability

 

3

2. Random Variables and Their Distributions

 

5

3. Special Probability Distributions

 

3

4. Joint Distributions

 

5

5. Properties of Random Variables

 

4

6. Functions of Random Variables

 

4

 

Grading Scheme: Best 2 of 3 50-point exams 100

Homework (see below) 60

Final Exam (M December 10, 6:30-8:10) 100

T O T A L 260

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

90%-100% A; 80%-90% B; 70%-80% C; 60%-70% D; 0%-60% E

Homework: Two types of homework assignments will be made. First, about 40 problems will be assigned in each chapter which will not be collected for grading. I expect you to do them and the exams will be much like some of these problems. Second, about 10 problems per chapter, for a total of 60, will be assigned and collected for grading. Each problem is worth 1 point and you may submit homework at any time. If your solution is perfect (correct, complete, and well-written) you will receive full credit; otherwise you will receive no credit for the problem. You may resubmit a homework problem any number of times until it is perfect.

 

Begin each problem on a separate sheet of paper. Write your name in the upper right hand corner. Below your name indicate the reference number of the problem by writing "Reference # n."

 

Here are the homework assignments for Chapter 1.

Not Collected:

Chapter 1

4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 25, 27, 28, 30, 34, 37, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70

 

Collected for Grading:

Reference #

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Chap. 1 Prob. #

3

11

16

21

29

33

35

38

44

46

61

71