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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 Devore, Probability & Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Eighth Edition (Brooks-Cole/Cengage, 2012). ISBN 978-0-538-73352-6

Tuesday | Þursday | |
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Tuesday | Þursday | |

Wk01 |
Aug 23
1.1-4.6: Review of Statistical Formalism Practice Problems: 1.39, 1.51, 3.37, 3.39, 3.41, 3.43, 4.17 |
Aug 25
5.1-5.5: Review of Random Samples Practice Problems: 4.29, 5.39, 5.45, 5.55, 5.65, 5.89 |

Wk02 |
Aug 30
6.1: Definitions & Principles Practice Problems: 6.11, 6.13, 6.17, 6.19 Problem Set 1 (Sec. 1.1-5.5) due |
Sep 1
6.2: Method of Moments & Maximum Likeihood Practice Problems: 6.23, 6.25, 6.29, 6.37 Quiz 1 (Sec. 1.1-5.5) [Note on significant figures] |

Wk03 |
Sep 6
Chapter 7: Interval Estimation 7.1-7.2: Large-Sample Confidence Intervals Practice Problems: 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.15, 7.19, 7.23, 7.26 |
Sep 8
Chapter 7: Interval Estimation 7.3: Confidence Intervals for Means Practice Problems: 7.29, 7.35, 7.37, 7.41 Problem Set 2 (Sec. 6.1-6.2) due |

Wk04 |
Sep 13
Chapter 7: Interval Estimation 7.4: Confidence Intervals for Variances Problem Set 3 (Sec. 7.1-7.3) due Practice Problems: 7.43, 7.45, 7.55 |
Sep 15
Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample 8.1-8.2: Hypothesis testing; tests for population mean Practice Problems: 8.1, 8.7, 8.9, 8.13, 8.19, 8.31 |

Wk05 |
Sep 20
Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample 8.3: Tests for population proportion Problem Set 4 (Sec. 8.1-8.2) due Practice Problems: 8.35, 8.39, 8.43, 8.45 |
Sep 22
Review for Prelim Exam 1 |

Wk06 |
Sep 27
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Sec 6.1-8.2) |
Sep 29
Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample 8.4-8.5: P-values and other considerations Practice Problems: 8.49, 8.51, 8.81, 8.87 |

Wk07 |
Oct 4
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.1: Two-sample z tests Problem Set 5 (Sec. 8.3-8.5) due Practice Problems: 9.7 |
Oct 8
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.2: Two-sample t tests Practice Problems: 9.17 |

Wk08 |
Oct 11
No Class (Monday Schedule) |
Oct 13
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.3: Analysis of paired data Problem Set 6 (Sec. 9.1-9.2) due Practice Problems: |

Wk09 |
Oct 18
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.4: Difference between population proportions Practice Problems: 9.49, 9.55, 9.57 |
Oct 20
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.5: Two population variances Practice Problems: 9.59, 9.61, 9.65 |

Wk10 |
Oct 25
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation Problem Set 7 (Sec. 9.3-9.5) due 12.1-12.2: Linear regression Practice Problems: 12.9, 12.11, 12.17, 12.19 |
Oct 27
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.3: Inferences about parameters Practice Problems: 12.31, 12.79 |

Wk11 |
Nov 1
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.4: Prediction of future values Practice Problems: 12.45, 12.53 Problem Set 8 (Sec. 12.1-12.3) due |
Nov 3
Review for Prelim Exam 2 |

Wk12 |
Nov 8
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Sec 8.3-9.5 & 12.1-12.3) |
Nov 10
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.5 & 13.1: Correlation and Residuals Practice Problems: 12.59, 12.83 |

Wk13 |
Nov 15
Chapter 14: Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis 14.1: Chi-squared testing Problem Set 9 (Sec. 12.4-13.1) due Practice Problems: 14.1, 14.3 |
Nov 17
Chapter 14: Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis 14.2: Chi-squared testing with estimated parameters Practice Problems: 14.15, 14.17 |

Wk14 |
Nov 22
Chapter 14: Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis 14.3: Two-Way Contingency Tables Practice Problems: 14.27, 14.34, 14.35, 14.41 Problem Set 10 (Sec. 14.1-14.2) due |
Nov 24
No Class (Thanksgiving) |

Wk15 |
Nov 29
Chapter 15: Distribution-Free Procedures 15.2: Nonparametric Tests Problem Set 11 (Sec. 14.3) due Practice Problems: 15.11, 15.13 |
Dec 1
Chapter 15: Distribution-Free Procedures 15.3: Nonparametric confidence intervals Practice Problems: 15.21, 15.35 |

Wk16 |
Dec 6
Review Problem Set 12 (Sec. 15.2-15.3) due |
Dec 8
Review for Final Exam |

Last Modified: 2016 November 28

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.