STATISTICS 480A
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Fall 2001
Stat480aSyllabusF01.html
Time and Location: 7:308:45 MW SL 1221
Instructor: Steven E. Rigdon , SL 1330, (618) 6502193, srigdon@siue.edu
Office Hours: 1:001:50 MF, 7:007:20 MW, or drop by.
I’ll 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 50point exams 100
Homework (see below) 60
Final Exam (M December 10, 6:308:10) 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 wellwritten) 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 