
Math 5090001: Fall 2009
Statistical Inference II

Instructor 
Davar Khoshnevisan (JWB 102) 
Email 

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


Text 
Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
by Lee J. Bain and Max Engelhardt 
Lectures 
H 6:009:00 p.m., JTB 120 
Prerequisite  A grade of "C" or better in
Math 5080
or equivalent. 
No. of Credits  3 (fulfills "Quantitative Reasoning"
[Math & Stat/Logic] and "Quantitative Intensive" BS). 


Description 
Interval estimation, hypothesis testing, likelihood
method, errors, optimality, order statistics, nonparametric methods,
rank statistics.
The grade is based on weekly assignments (50%),
one midterm exam (25%),
and a final (25%). 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 exam, as well as the final, are given in the lecture hall.
The final is [truly] comprehensive.



Important Dates

Aug 24 
Classes begin 
Sep 7 
Labor Day Holiday 
Oct 1217 
Fall Break 
Oct 8 
Midterm 
Nov 2627 
Thanksgiving Break 
Dec 11  Classes end 
Dec 17 
Final exam 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m. (JTB 120) 
