Math 218 Syllabus

# Math 218 Syllabus - Math 218 Probability for Business...

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Math 218 - Probability for Business Spring 2008 Class Number 39546 2:00–3:20 MW, in ZHS 252 Instructor: Zak Mesyan Oﬃce: DRB 328 Telephone: (213) 740-2452 Email: [email protected] Oﬃce Hours: MW 1:00-1:50, M 3:30-4:20, and by appointment Teaching Assistant: Marc Keilberg SI Leader: Jackie Hu Information About The Course Math 218 covers basic probability and statistics. Here’s the oﬃcial course description: basic probability, discrete and continuous distributions, expectation and variance, independence, sampling, estimation, conﬁdence intervals, hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: Math 118x or Math 125. Books. 1) Statistical Thinking for Managers, by D. H. Hildebrand and R. L. Ott, 4th Edition, Brooks Cole/Duxbury. 2) MINITAB Student Release 14 for Windows (optional). 3) Student Solutions Manual for Statistical Thinking for Managers (optional). Homework. Each Wednesday I will assign a problem set that will be due the following Tuesday. The assignments will be posted on Blackboard (https://blackboard.usc.edu) and announced in class. These problem sets will not be graded, but it is crucial that you complete the assignments, since the only way to learn mathematics is by working out problems. Also,

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