3070-1 Applied statistics Fall semester 2006
Instructor: Eulalia Nualart
Phone: (801) 585 76 58
Office hours: M W 11:00 am-12:00 am, JWB 118, or by electronic appointment nualart@math.utah.edu
Lecture Time/Place: M W F 9:40 am -10:30 am, BEH S 114
SAS Labs:
Three computer labs are offered :
3070-2, H, 7:30 am-9:30 am LCB 115 / 3070-3, H, 9:30 am-11:30 am LCB 115 / 3070-4, H, 11:30 am-1:30 pm LCB 115
The student can attend either one.

Text:

Probability and Statistics for engineering and the sciences
By Jay L. Devore Brooks/Cole, Sixth Edition, 2004

Price  
You can obtain this book at The University of Utah Bookstore

Prerequisite:

MATH 1210 or 1215 or 1250.

Fulfills:
  1. Quantitative Intensive BS Course
  2. Quantitative Reasoning A Course
  3. Quantitative Reasoning B Course.
No. of Credits: 4
Course Description:

An introduction to basic probability theory, sampling from normal populations, large-sample problems, sampling from one or two populations, estimation, and testing. SAS is used to perform statistical analyses. There are three lectures and one 1 1/2 hour lab per week. This course is demanding and requires a great 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. They are expected to attend all lectures and to bring the text and a hand calculator.

Attendence is mandatory for the lectures,
as well as the computer lab.

Grading Policy: The student's course grade is based on his/her performance on the computer lab score, three midterms, and a comprehensive final examination (2 hr.s). Each midterm cover the material introduced since the previous midterm. The lowest midterm score will be dropped. The maximum possible number of points for each category are

  Computer Lab Midterm Midterm Final
Points possible 10 30 30 30


In order to merit a passing grade, the student must
obtain at least 70% of the total possible lab score and 50% of
the total possible final exam score. This is non-negotiable.

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

Scored Points 0-49 50-60 61-75 76-90 91-100
Course Grade E D C B A


There are no make-ups for any of the exams.
The students should make all of their
semesters' plans in advance.

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. The missed exams should be rescheduled with the instructor as soon as possible.

Assignments, Quizzes and Examinations

You will find a list of assigned homework below. The students are expected to have attempted (and solved most of) them by the end of the date appearing at each homework. For best results, questions regarding the assignments should to be raised during the instructor's office hours.

A good policy for studying for this course
is be to attempt the homeworks on time. Then, use
the subsequent office hours to answer any or all of your unresolved questions.

 

The midterms and the final will be taken in
the lecture room.
  • Midterm 1 includes everything upto the material covered by 09/20;
  • Midterm 2 does not include the material of Midterm 1; but it includes everything up to the material covered by 10/18.
  • Midterm 3 does not include the material of Midterm 1 or 2; but it includes everything up to the material covered by 11/15.
  • The final is comprehensive.
Homework assignments will not be collected.
However, be aware that this is a very intensive course
you are strongly encouraged to solve the homeworks in time,
in order to keep up with the development of the subject matter.

 Solutions of Midterms



  09/22
    Midterm 1  
   Solution 1    
  10/20
    Midterm 2
   Solution 2
  11/17
     Midterm 3
   Solution 3

Homeworks

HW 1 09/08

Chapter 2:

Section 2.1: 3 , 5 , 7 , 9 ; Section 2.2: 12 , 13 , 19 , 21, 23 , 25 ; Section 2.3: 32 , 33 , 39 , 40 , 42 ; Section 2.4: 47 , 51 , 55 , 59 , 65 , 67 ; Section 2.5: 69 , 75 , 77, 78, 79 ; Suppl.Ex: 89, 91, 95, 97, 99, 100

HW 2 09/20

Chapter 3:

Section 3.1: 1, 3 ,7 ; Section 3.2: 11, 13, 23 ; Section 3.3: 29 , 31, 35, 36, 41 ; Section 3.4: 45, 47, 51, 53, 61 ; Section 3.5: Skip ; Section 3.6: 75, 76, 77, 79, (Skip Poisson process) ; Suppl.Ex: 91, 93, 95





HW 3




10/04

Chapter 4:

Section 4.1: 1, 3, 5,  7, 8 ; Section 4.2: 11, 13, 15 ; Section 4.3: 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 39, 49, 51 : Section 4.4: 59, 60, (Skip Gamma and Chi-Squared distributions) ; Section 4.5: Skip ; Section 4.6;  Skip ;   Suppl.Ex:  97, 101






HW 4









10/18


Chapter 5:

Section 5.1: 1, 3, 5,  7, 9 (skip c) , 13 (skip c)  (Skip Conditional Distributions) ;  Section 5.2: 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30 ; 





HW 5








11/03


Chapter 1: Read

Chapter 5: Section 5.3: 37, 41 ; Section 5.4: 46, 47, 51, 53, 55
Suppl.Ex.: 83

Chapter 6: Section 6.1: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15. Section 6.2: Skip






HW 6








11/15


Chapter 7:

Section 7.1:
1, 3, 5, 9, 11;

Section 7.2:
13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23.






HW 7











12/06


Chapter 8:

Section 8.1:
3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12

Section 8.2:
15, 17, 19

Section 8.3:  35, 37, 39, 41, 43

Section 8.4: 45, 47, 51, 53

Suppl.Ex: 67, 74



Important Dates


Wednesday, August 23 Classes begin
Friday, September 1 Last day to drop classes without tuition penalty
Monday,, September 5 Labor Day holiday
Tuesday, September 4 Last day to add classes
Thurs.-Fri., October 5-6 Fall break
Thurs.-Fri., November 23-24 Thanksgiving break
Friday, September 22 Midterm 1
Friday, October 20 Midterm 2
Friday, November 17 Midterm 3
Thursday, December 7 Classes end

Monday, December 11

8:00-10:00 am

Final exam