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ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

Summer 2009

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Louis Castellani����� http://www.geocities.com/lcastel

OFFICE HOURS: 

after class - class hours 10:30-12:45M-F

TEXT:

Introductory Statistics, 6th Edition by Mann.

PREREQUISITE: 

A grade of C or better in Intermediate Algebra or equivalent.

RATIONALE:

A course in elementary statistics is required for many majors. This course is designed to meet the needs of students in several areas such as business, social science, psychology and biology.

 

SYLLABUS:

Introduction to descriptive statistics. Organization of data and symbols and use of graphs. Measures of central tendency and dispersion for both grouped and ungrouped data. Chebyshev’s Theorem and Empirical Rule.Measures of Position.

*** Exam One*** (Chapters 1-3)

Laws of probability, Counting rule, Conditional probability. Random Variables.Probability distributions of Discrete Random Variables.Mean and standard deviation of Discrete Random Variables.

*** Exam Two*** (Chapters 4 -5.5)

Binomial distribution.Continuous Random Variables. Normal distributions. Standardizing Normal Distribution.Applications of Normal Distribution.Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution. Population and Sampling distributions. Application of Sampling Distribution.TI calculator series basic stat functions.

*** Exam Three*** (Chapters 5.6-7)

Inferential statistics.Confidence Interval testing for Mean and Proportion, Hypothesis testing for Mean and Proportion. Confidence Interval and Hypothesis testing for two populations, Chi-square tests. Regression and correlation analysis.

*** Exam Four***(Chapter 8-11,13)-Final exam will contain problems from previous exams.

HOMEWORK:

The minimum homework is on the back of this sheet.Questions will be answered the following class meeting. If you haven't done your homework you can't ask questions, so please come prepared. If you don’t know how far we’ve gone during class discussion, let me know at end of class, I’ll let you know what section we need to have done by next class.If you need more problems to reinforce your understanding, let me know, I can add problems for this purpose.

METHOD OF EVALUATION:

Four exams, no make-ups. Each exam will count for 100 points.

A:360-400 B:320-359 C:280-319 D:240-279 F:0-239

 


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