Math 5080-001: Summer 2012 Statistical Inference I

Instructor Davar Khoshnevisan (JWB 102)
Email
WWW http://www.math.utah.edu/~davar

Text Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics by Lee J. Bain and Max Engelhardt
Lectures TH 2:45-4:15 p.m., LCB 215
Prerequisites A grade of "C" or better in Math 5010 or equivalent.
No. of Credits 3 (fulfills "Quantitative Reasoning" [Math & Stat/Logic] and "Quantitative Intensive" BS).

Description Sampling, sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorem, transformation of data, complete and sufficient statistics, point estimation, optimality. The grade is based on weekly assignments (25%), best 2 of 3 midterm exams (25% each), and a final (25%).

Make-ups
• 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 and the lowest midterm score.
• Late homeworks are not accepted under any conditions. If you cannot turn in an assignment, due to medical and/or accident-related emergencies, but can produce proper documentation, then I will replace the missed assignment by the average score of your others (before I drop the lowest two homework scores). Else, you will not receive credit for the missed homework.
• A good strategy for studying for this course is to attempt the assignments on time. Then, use the subsequent office hours and discussion sections to address any or all of your unresolved problems.
• The midterm exams, as well as the final, are given in the lecture room. The final is [truly] comprehensive; the midterms are not.

Important Dates
• No lecture on May 24
• Midterm 1. May 31 (one hour)
• Midterm 2. June 21 (one hour)
• Midterm 3. July 12 (one hour)
• Final. July 31 (1.5 hours; in class)

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