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, Ninth Edition (BrooksCole/Cengage, 2012). ISBN 9780538733526
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Tuesday  Þursday  
Wk01 
Jan 15
6.1: Definitions & Principles Practice Problems: 6.11, 6.13, 6.17, 6.19 
Jan 17
6.2: Method of Moments & Maximum Likeihood Practice Problems: 6.23, 6.25, 6.29, 6.37 
Wk02 
Jan 22
Chapter 7: Interval Estimation 7.17.2: LargeSample Confidence Intervals Practice Problems: 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.15, 7.19, 7.23, 7.26 Problem Set 1 (Sec. 6.16.2) due 
Jan 24
Chapter 7: Interval Estimation 7.3: Confidence Intervals for Means Practice Problems: 7.29, 7.35, 7.37, 7.41 Quiz 1 (Sec. 6.16.2) [Note on significant figures] 
Wk03 
Jan 29
Chapter 7: Interval Estimation 7.4: Confidence Intervals for Variances Practice Problems: 7.43, 7.45, 7.55 Problem Set 2 (Sec. 7.17.3) due 
Jan 31
No Class (Extreme Weather) 
Wk04 
Feb 5
Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample 8.18.2: Hypothesis testing; Onesample ztests Practice Problems: 8.1, 8.7, 8.9, 8.13, 8.19, 8.31 Quiz 2 (Sec. 7.17.3) 
Feb 7
Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample 8.3: Onesample ttests Practice Problems: 8.35, 8.39, 8.43, 8.45 Problem Set 3 (Sec. 7.48.2) due 
Wk05 
Feb 12
Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample 8.48.5: Tests for population proportion; other considerations Practice Problems: 8.49, 8.51, 8.81, 8.87 Quiz 3 (Sec. 7.48.2) 
Feb 14
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.1: Twosample z tests Practice Problems: 9.3, 9.7, 9.15 Problem Set 4 (Sec. 8.38.5) due 
Wk06 
Feb 19
Review for Prelim Exam 1 Quiz 4 (Sec. 8.38.5) 
Feb 21
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Sec 6.18.5) 
Wk07 
Feb 26
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.2: Twosample t tests Practice Problems: 9.17, 9.19, 9.33 
Feb 28
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.4: Difference between population proportions Practice Problems: 9.49, 9.55, 9.57 Problem Set 5 (Sec. 9.19.2) due 
Wk08 
Mar 5
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.3: Analysis of paired data Practice Problems: 9.37, 9.41, 9.45 Quiz 5 (Sec. 9.19.2) 
Mar 7
Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples 9.5: The twosample Ftest for equality of variance Practice Problems: 9.59, 9.61, 9.65 Problem Set 6 (Sec. 9.39.4) due 
Mar 12
No Class (Spring Break) 
Mar 14
No Class (Spring Break) 

Wk09 
Mar 19
Chapter 10: The Analysis of Variance 10.1 & 10.3: The singlefactor ANOVA Ftest Practice Problems: 10.1, 10.5, 10.9 Quiz 6 (Sec. 9.39.4) 
Mar 21
Chapter 10: The Analysis of Variance 10.2: Tukey's multiplecomaparisons test Practice Problems: 10.1, 10.5, 10.9 Problem Set 7 (Sec. 9.510.1) due 
Wk10 
Mar 26
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.112.2: Linear regression Practice Problems: 12.9, 12.11, 12.17, 12.19 Quiz 7 (Sec. 9.510.1) 
Mar 28
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.3: Inferences about parameters Practice Problems: 12.31, 12.79 Problem Set 8 (Sec. 10.210.3, 12.112.2) due 
Wk11 
Apr 2
Review for Prelim Exam 2 Quiz 8 (Sec. 10.210.3, 12.112.2) 
Apr 4
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Sec 9.110.3 & 12.112.2) 
Wk12 
Apr 9
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.4: Prediction of future values Practice Problems: 12.45, 12.53 
Apr 11
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 12.5 & 13.1: Correlation and Residuals Practice Problems: 12.59, 12.83 Problem Set 9 (Sec. 12.312.4) due 
Wk13 
Apr 16
Chapter 14: GoodnessofFit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis 14.1: Chisquared testing Practice Problems: 14.1, 14.3 Quiz 9 (Sec. 12.312.4) 
Apr 18
Chapter 14: GoodnessofFit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis 14.2: Chisquared testing with estimated parameters Practice Problems: 14.15, 14.17 Problem Set 10 (Sec. 12.5, 13.1 & 14.1) due 
Wk14 
Apr 23
Chapter 14: GoodnessofFit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis 14.3: TwoWay Contingency Tables Practice Problems: 14.27, 14.34, 14.35, 14.41 Quiz 10 (Sec. 12.5, 13.1 & 14.1) 
Apr 25
Review for Final Exam Problem Set 11 (Sec. 14.214.3) due Quiz 11 (Sec. 14.214.3) 
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