
Math 30701: Fall 2009
Introduction to Statistical Inference

Instructor 
Davar Khoshnevisan (JWB 102) 
Email 

Office Hours 
link 
WWW 
http://www.math.utah.edu/~davar 


Text 
Probability and Statistics for Science, Engineering,
and Finance by Walter A. Rosenkrantz 
Lectures 
MWF 9:4510:30 a.m., BEH S 114 
Prerequisite  A grade of "C" or better in
Math 1210
or equivalent. 
No. of Credits  4 (fulfills "Quantitative Reasoning"
[Math & Stat/Logic] and "Quantitative Intensive" BS). 


Description 
An introduction to data analysis,
elements of probability theory, sampling from normal populations,
largesample problems, sampling from one or two populations, estimation,
and testing.
SAS is used in an accompanying lab to perform statistical analyses.
There are three lectures and one 1.5hour lab per week.
This course is demanding and requires a good deal of work. Some material covered in class
may come from other sources as a supplement to the text. Students are
responsible for all materials covered in the lectures, as well as the reading
material and assigned problems. Students must have a hand calculator for this
course.



Grading Policy 
The course grade is based on weekly
assignments, two midterms (1 hr each), and a
final examination (2 hrs). 

Each midterm covers the material introduced
since the previous midterm. The final is comprehensive.
The maximum possible number of points for each category are:


 Homework 
Midterm 1 
Midterm 2 
Final 
Points possible 
30 
20 
20 
30 


The student's course grade is then based on the following table: 

Scored Points  049  5060 
6175  7685  86100 
Course Grade  E  D 
C  B  A 



Makeups 
 There are no makeup
exams and assignments in this course.
The students will do well to make all of their semester's plans in advance with these
and the following remarks in mind:
 The only exceptions to the " no makeups"
rule are: (a) Medical emergencies, together
with written evidence of such an emergency; or (b) conflicting, and official,
universityrelated 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 accidentrelated 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 Sep 18.

Midterm 2 does not include the material of Midterm 1; but it does
includes everything else up to the material covered by the end of Oct 30.

The final is [truly] comprehensive.



Important Dates

Aug 24 
Classes begin 
Sep 7 
Labor Day Holiday 
Sep 28 
Midterm 1 
Oct 1217 
Fall Break 
Nov 9  Midterm 2 
Nov 2627 
Thanksgiving Break 
Dec 11  Classes end 
Dec 17 
Final exam 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. (BEH S 114) 
