Math 10 ~ Spring 2008
Elementary Statistics
Last updated June 24, 2010 10:49:47 EDT

## Syllabus

An introduction to the basic concepts of statistics. Topics include elementary probability theory, descriptive statistics, the binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, basic concepts of tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, nonparametric tests, normal theory t-tests, correlation, and simple regression. Packaged statistical programs will be used.

Lectures Sections in Text Brief Description
3/26 Section 1.1,1.2 Review test, sampling and experiment design.
3/27 (x-hour) Handout Installation and introduction to matlab.
3/28 Section 1.3,2.2,2.3 Simpson's paradox. Ways to display and graph data.
3/31 Section 2.7,2.8,2.9,2.10 Measures of dispersions and boxplots.
4/02 Section 3.2,3.3 Regression line and correlation coefficient.
4/04 Handout Quiz, group session about Chebyshev inequality.
4/07 Section 3.4,4.2,4.3 Sample space for an experiment and events.
4/07   Last day to add course; last day to drop without 'W' (till 4pm).
4/09 Section 4.4 Compound events.
4/11 Section 4.5 Quiz, group session about conditional probability.
4/14 Section 4.6 Permutations and combinations.
4/16 Section 5.2,5.3,5.4 Random variables. Discrete probability distributions. Mean and variance of a random variable.
4/18 Handout Quiz, Foundamental misteries of probability.
4/21 Section 5.5 Binomial distribution. First midterm in the evening.
4/23 Section 6.2 Continuous random variables.
4/25 Section 6.3 Quiz, normal random variables and how to compute probabilities with matlab (see help for normrnd, normcdf, and norminv).
4/28 Section 6.4,6.6 Group session about normal random variables and distributions and matlab practice (see help for binornd, binocdf, and binoinv).
4/30 Section 6.7 Central limit theorem.
5/02 Section 6.5 Quiz, z-values and group session about sample variance.
5/05 Section 7.2,7.3 Estimation of a mean and hypothesis testing.
5/07 Section 7.5 t distribution and t-values with matlab guided discovery.
5/09 Section 7.4 Quiz, p-values.
5/12   Test review. Second midterm in the evening.
5/13   Last day to withdraw from a course.
5/14   Test review and example of a correlation study.
5/16 Section 7.6 Quiz, inference concerning a population proportion.
5/19 Section 8.2,8.3,8.4 Inference concerning two population means. Dependent and independent samples.
5/20   Last day to alter grade limit filed under NRO.
5/21 Section 9.2,9.4 Discussion of Huntington's disease paper, inference concerning correlation.
5/22 (x-hour)   Using graphics with matlab.
5/23 Section 11.2 Quiz, Chi-Square Test for Goodness-of-Fit.
5/26   Memorial Day: no class today.
5/28 Section 11.3 Chi-Square Test for Independence of Two Characteristic and short reading of paper about the brain.

Giulio Genovese
Last updated June 24, 2010 10:49:47 EDT