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This table gives a **tentative** timetable for the
course. Everything in it, including the dates of homeworks and
exams, is subject to change.

Chapter, section and problem numbers are from Hogg, McKean & Craig, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Seventh Edition (Pearson, 2013). ISBN 978-0-321-79543-4

Tuesday | Þursday | |
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Tuesday | Þursday | |

Wk01 |
Aug 27
Chapter 1: Probability and Distributions 1.1-1.5: Review of Probability Theory |
Aug 29
Chapter 1: Probability and Distributions 1.6-1.7: Random Variables |

Wk02 |
Sep 3
Chapter 1: Probability and Distributions 1.8-1.9: Expectation Values; Problem Set 1 (Sec. 1.1-1.7) due |
Sep 5
Chapter 1: Probability and Distributions 1.10: Inequalities of Note |

Wk03 |
Sep 10
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.1: Joint Probability Distributions; Problem Set 2 (Sec. 1.8-1.10) due |
Sep 12
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.2: Transformations |

Wk04 |
Sep 17
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.3: Conditional Distributions; Problem Set 3 (Sec. 2.1-2.2) due |
Sep 19
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.4-2.5: Correlations and Independence |

Wk05 |
Sep 24
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.6: Several Random Variables |
Sep 26
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.7: Tranformations of Several Random Variables; Problem Set 4 (Sec. 2.3-2.5) due |

Wk06 |
Oct 1
Review for Prelim Exam 1 |
Oct 3
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Sec 1.1-2.5) |

Wk07 |
Oct 8
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.1: Binomal Distribution |
Oct 10
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.2: Poisson Distribution; Problem Set 5 (Sec. 2.6-2.7) due |

Wk08 |
Oct 15
No Class (Monday Schedule) |
Oct 17
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.3: Gamma and Related Distributions |

Wk09 |
Oct 22
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.4: Normal Distribution; Problem Set 6 (Sec. 3.1-3.2) due |
Oct 24
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.5: Multivariate Normal Distribution |

Wk10 |
Oct 29
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.5: Multivariate Normal Distribution (cont'd); Problem Set 7 (Sec. 3.3-3.4) due |
Oct 31
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.6: t- and F-distributions; Student's Theorem |

Wk11 |
Nov 5
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.1: Sampling and Statistics Problem Set 8 (Sec. 3.5-3.6) due |
Nov 7
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.2: Confidence Intervals; Review for Prelim Exam 2 |

Wk12 |
Nov 12
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Sec 2.6-3.6) |
Nov 14
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.4: Order Statistics |

Wk13 |
Nov 19
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.5-4.6: Hypothesis Testing; Problem Set 9 (Sec. 4.1-4.2) due |
Nov 21
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.7: Chi-Square Tests |

Wk14 |
Nov 26
Chapter 5: Consistency and Limiting Distributions 5.1: Convergence in Probability; Problem Set 10 (Sec. 4.4-4.6) due |
Nov 28
No Class (Thanksgiving) |

Wk15 |
Dec 3
Chapter 5: Consistency and Limiting Distributions 5.2: Convergence in Distribution; Problem Set 11 (Sec. 4.7-5.1) due |
Dec 5
Chapter 5: Consistency and Limiting Distributions 5.3: Central Limit Theorem |

Wk16 |
Dec 10
Review for Final Exam; Problem Set 12 (Sec. 5.2-5.3) due |
Dec 12
No Class (Study Period) |

Last Modified: 2015 August 6

Dr. John T. Whelan / john.whelan@astro.rit.edu / Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences & Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of TechnologyThe contents of this communication are the sole responsibility of Prof. John T. Whelan and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of RIT, SMS, or CCRG.