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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 25
Chapter 1: Probability and Distributions 1.1-1.5: Review of Probability Theory |
Aug 27
Chapter 1: Probability and Distributions 1.6-1.7: Random Variables |

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

Wk03 |
Sep 8
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.1: Joint Probability Distributions; Problem Set 2 (Sec. 1.8-1.10) due |
Sep 10
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.2: Transformations |

Wk04 |
Sep 15
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.3: Conditional Distributions; Problem Set 3 (Sec. 2.1-2.2) due |
Sep 17
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.4-2.5: Correlations and Independence |

Wk05 |
Sep 22
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.6: Several Random Variables; Problem Set 4 (Sec. 2.3-2.5) due |
Sep 24
Chapter 2: Multivariate Distributions 2.7: Tranformations of Several Random Variables |

Wk06 |
Sep 29
Review for Prelim Exam 1 |
Oct 1
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Sec 1.1-2.5) |

Wk07 |
Oct 6
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.1: Binomal Distribution |
Oct 8
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.2: Poisson Distribution; Problem Set 5 (Sec. 2.6-2.7) due |

Wk08 |
Oct 13
No Class (Monday Schedule) |
Oct 15
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.3: Gamma and Related Distributions |

Wk09 |
Oct 20
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.4: Normal Distribution; Problem Set 6 (Sec. 3.1-3.2) due |
Oct 22
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.5: Multivariate Normal Distribution |

Wk10 |
Oct 27
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.5: Multivariate Normal Distribution (cont'd); Problem Set 7 (Sec. 3.3-3.4) due |
Oct 29
Chapter 3: Some Special Distributions 3.6: t- and F-distributions; Student's Theorem |

Wk11 |
Nov 3
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.1: Sampling and Statistics Problem Set 8 (Sec. 3.5-3.6) due |
Nov 5
Review for Prelim Exam 2 |

Wk12 |
Nov 10
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Sec 2.6-3.6) |
Nov 12
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.2: Confidence Intervalsh |

Wk13 |
Nov 17
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.4: Order Statistics; Problem Set 9 (Sec. 4.1-4.2) due |
Nov 19
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.5-4.6: Hypothesis Testing |

Wk14 |
Nov 24
Chapter 4: Some Elementary Statistical Inferences 4.7: Chi-Square Tests Problem Set 10 (Sec. 4.4-4.6) due |
Nov 26
No Class (Thanksgiving) |

Wk15 |
Dec 1
Chapter 5: Consistency and Limiting Distributions 5.1: Convergence in Probability |
Dec 3
Chapter 5: Consistency and Limiting Distributions 5.2: Convergence in Distribution; Problem Set 11 (Sec. 4.7-5.1) due |

Wk16 |
Dec 8
Chapter 5: Consistency and Limiting Distributions 5.3: Central Limit Theorem |
Dec 10
Review for Final Exam; Problem Set 12 (Sec. 5.2-5.3) due |

Last Modified: 2015 October 1

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.