Syllabus Math 381 Fall 2005

Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac )

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IEng/Math 381: Introduction to Probability Finding Your Instructor Roger Johnson ("Roger" or "Mr. Johnson" is fine), McLaury 308 (inner office) email: [email protected], web:, 394-2471 (math/cs office) Office Hours MWF 10:00-11:00 and 1:30-2:30 and by Appointment Class meetings are M,W,F in Classroom Building 203 August 31 through December 9 with holidays on September 5, September 16 (M-Day), October 10, and November 11,24,25. The last day to drop for 100% refund is September 8; the last day to drop with a 'W' is November 15. The final exam will be held Monday, December 12 from 2:00 - 3:50 (department policy is that no early final exams may be given ). Prerequisites Math 225, Calculus III, should be taken prior to or simultaneously with this class. Course Description (From the catalog) IEng/Math 381: Introduction to probability, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions and central limit theorem, general principles for statistical inference. Tentative text sections include, but are not limited to: Chapters 1,2,3,4, Section 5.4,5.5, Section 7.2, Section 8.2 Large-Sample Tests only (p. 326 - p. 327), Section 8.3 - "Large-Sample Test" only (p. 334 - p. 336), Section 14.1 (omit pp. 622-623). Text Book & Course Materials
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Required : Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences , 2004, 6th edition, by Jay Devore, ISBN 0-534-39933-9 ($122 new, $98 used @SDSMT bookstore). Recommended : Student Solutions Manual for Devore's Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences , by Julie Seely, ISBN 0-534-39934-7 ($36.50 @SDSMT bookstore). Some problem solutions may be found here Resources Your instructor (please use my office hours)! Tech Learning Center (TLC) - Go to bottom floor of the Devereaux Library; upon leaving the stairwell head to the right corner (a computer lab) - the TLC is in a room inside of the computer lab Aug 31: Computing chances in the equally-likely outcome case. Sept 2: Ice cream cones and counting with binomial coefficients. Lotteries (and handout). HW: Work through the remaining 'Dakota Cash' examples. Sept 5: Holiday Sept 7: Start reading Sections 2.1 - 2.3. HW: 2.3 - 29,31,36,38. Sept 9: Continue reading Sections 2.1 - 2.3.
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