Math 5090-001: Fall 2009
Statistical Inference II
||Davar Khoshnevisan (JWB 102)|
||Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
by Lee J. Bain and Max Engelhardt|
||H 6:00-9:00 p.m., JTB 120|
| Prerequisite ||A grade of "C" or better in
| No. of Credits ||3 (fulfills "Quantitative Reasoning"
[Math & Stat/Logic] and "Quantitative Intensive" BS).|
Interval estimation, hypothesis testing, likelihood
method, errors, optimality, order statistics, nonparametric methods,
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
- There are no make-up
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,
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 exam, as well as the final, are given in the lecture hall.
The final is [truly] comprehensive.
| Aug 24
| Sep 7
||Labor Day Holiday|
| Nov 26-27
||Thanksgiving Break |
|Dec 11|| Classes end|
||Final exam 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (JTB 120)|
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