Math 1070-2: Spring 2008
Introduction to Statistical Inference
||Davar Khoshnevisan (JWB 102)|
||Wednesdays 1-2 pm (JWB 102) or by prior appointment
||Statistics by A. Agresti and C. Franklin, Prentice Hall|
||Wed. 6:00-9:00 p.m., LCB 225|
| Prerequisite ||A math. ACT score of 23 or higher,
or a grade of C or better in MATH 1010|
| No. of Credits ||3 (fulfills the QB requirement).|
This is an introductory semester in statistics,
and fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning QB requirement in
Statistics and Logic.
The main objective of this course
is to introduce some of the elementary methods of
classical statistics. They include descriptive statistics,
estimation methods for popoulation means and proportions,
confidence intervals, two-sample problems, simple linear regression,
and elements of analysis of variance.|
Attendence is mandatory.|
[The text is a supplement to the lectures.]
The course grade is based on weekly
assignments, two midterms (1 hr each), and a
comprehensive final examination (2 hrs). |
Each midterm covers the material introduced
since the previous midterm.
The maximum possible number of points for each category are
The student's course grade is then based on the following table:|
- There are no make-ups in this course.
The students should make all of their
semesters' plans in advance. This is non-negotiable.
- The only exceptions to this rule are: (a) Medical emergencies, together
with written evidence of such an emergency; or (b) conflicting, and official,
university-related activities (such as athletic meets) with written documentation.
If you can present written documentation for missing an exam, then
I will arrange for an oral exam whose grade will replace the missed examination.
| Assignments and Examinations
- Assignments are made weekly; you can find them
by clicking on "Assignments" on the bottom of this page.
Assignments include problems as well as reading.
- I will drop the lowest two homework scores.
- Late homeworks are not accepted under any conditions.
If you cannot turn in a homework due to medical and/or accident-related emergencies,
and if you can produce proper documentation, then I will replaced the missed
homework by the average score of your other homeworks (before I drop the lowest
two homework scores). Else, you will not receive credit for the missed homework.
- A good policy for studying for this course is be to attempt
the homeworks on time. Then, use the subsequent office hours
and discussion sections to understand any or all
of your unresolved problems.
The midterm exams, as well as the final, are given in the lecture hall.
Midterm 1 includes everything upto the material covered by the end of Feb. 6th.
Midterm 2 does not include the material of Midterm 1; but it does
includes everything up to the material covered by March 5th.
The final is [truly] comprehensive.
| Jan 7
| Jan 21
||Martin Luther King Holiday|
| Feb 18
||Presidents' Day Holiday|
|Mar 12||Midterm 2|
| Mar 17-22||Spring Break|
|Apr 23|| Classes end|
|Apr 30Final exam
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (LCB 225)|
155 South 1400 East, Room 102, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090, Tel:+1 801 581 3896, Fax:+1 801 581 4148