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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, Ninth Edition (Brooks-Cole/Cengage, 2012). ISBN 978-0-538-73352-6

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Wk01 Jan 15

Chapter 6: Point Estimation

6.1: Definitions & Principles

Practice Problems: 6.11, 6.13, 6.17, 6.19

Jan 17

Chapter 6: Point Estimation

6.2: Method of Moments & Maximum Likeihood

Practice Problems: 6.23, 6.25, 6.29, 6.37

Wk02 Jan 22

Chapter 7: Interval Estimation

7.1-7.2: Large-Sample Confidence Intervals

Practice Problems: 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.15, 7.19, 7.23, 7.26

Problem Set 1 (Sec. 6.1-6.2) 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. 6.1-6.2) [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. 7.1-7.3) due

Jan 31

No Class

(Extreme Weather)

Wk04 Feb 5

Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample

8.1-8.2: Hypothesis testing; One-sample z-tests

Practice Problems: 8.1, 8.7, 8.9, 8.13, 8.19, 8.31

Quiz 2 (Sec. 7.1-7.3)

Feb 7

Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample

8.3: One-sample t-tests

Practice Problems: 8.35, 8.39, 8.43, 8.45

Problem Set 3 (Sec. 7.4-8.2) due

Wk05 Feb 12

Chapter 8: Tests of Hypotheseses Based on a Single Sample

8.4-8.5: Tests for population proportion; other considerations

Practice Problems: 8.49, 8.51, 8.81, 8.87

Quiz 3 (Sec. 7.4-8.2)

Feb 14

Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples

9.1: Two-sample z tests

Practice Problems: 9.3, 9.7, 9.15

Problem Set 4 (Sec. 8.3-8.5) due

Wk06 Feb 19

Review for Prelim Exam 1

Quiz 4 (Sec. 8.3-8.5)

Feb 21

FIRST PRELIM EXAM

(Sec 6.1-8.5)

Wk07 Feb 26

Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples

9.2: Two-sample 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. 9.1-9.2) 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. 9.1-9.2)

Mar 7

Chapter 9: Inferences Based on Two Samples

9.5: The two-sample F-test for equality of variance

Practice Problems: 9.59, 9.61, 9.65

Problem Set 6 (Sec. 9.3-9.4) 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 single-factor ANOVA F-test

Practice Problems: 10.1, 10.5, 10.9

Quiz 6 (Sec. 9.3-9.4)

Mar 21

Chapter 10: The Analysis of Variance

10.2: Tukey's multiple-comaparisons test

Practice Problems: 10.1, 10.5, 10.9

Problem Set 7 (Sec. 9.5-10.1) due

Wk10 Mar 26

Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation

12.1-12.2: Linear regression

Practice Problems: 12.9, 12.11, 12.17, 12.19

Quiz 7 (Sec. 9.5-10.1)

Mar 28

Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation

12.3: Inferences about parameters

Practice Problems: 12.31, 12.79

Problem Set 8 (Sec. 10.2-10.3, 12.1-12.2) due

Wk11 Apr 2

Review for Prelim Exam 2

Quiz 8 (Sec. 10.2-10.3, 12.1-12.2)

Apr 4

SECOND PRELIM EXAM

(Sec 9.1-10.3 & 12.1-12.2)

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. 12.3-12.4) due

Wk13 Apr 16

Chapter 14: Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis

14.1: Chi-squared testing

Practice Problems: 14.1, 14.3

Quiz 9 (Sec. 12.3-12.4)

Apr 18

Chapter 14: Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis

14.2: Chi-squared 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: Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis

14.3: Two-Way 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. 14.2-14.3) due

Quiz 11 (Sec. 14.2-14.3)


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