Mathematics 161A
Applied Statistics I
Spring 2013
Dr. Crunk:
office:
MH414
e-mail:
[email protected] (not to be used to ask math questions)
web site:
office phone:
(408) 924-5157 (not to be used to ask math questions)
office hours:
As posted on the web site
Class info:
Mathematical Statistics, Math 161A.
Class Meetings:
Tuesday and Thursday, 4 – 5:15 PM, MH 320
Text:
Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences,
8
th
edition, Jay L.
Devore, Duxbury (Thomson Brooks/Cole), 2007.
ISBN 9780538733526.
Optional,
student solutions manual for the above text. We will proceed directly through
chapters 1 through 8, covering some sections thoroughly, omitting some sections,
and going through other sections very lightly.
Prerequisite:
Math 31with a grade of C- or better.
Grading:
22%
Homework and pop quizzes
Homework will be given and collected on a regular basis.
No late
Homework will be accepted.
Homework is due at the beginning of the period
on the date on which it is due.
You are encouraged to work together on the
homework, but you are responsible for making the final decision as to correct
answers on your own.
Each student must turn in his/her own homework.
Although many problems will be assigned, only a representative sampling
will actually be graded.
Since you will not know in advance which questions
will be graded, it is in your best interest to do all of the assigned problems.
Pop quizzes will occasionally be given to ensure that you are keeping up on
the reading.
If you miss a quiz, you will receive a zero.
No make-up quizzes
will be given.
22%
First midterm exam, to take place during class on or about February 28.
22%
Second midterm exam, to take place during class on or about April 11..
5%
Class participation
29%
Final exam, which will be cumulative.
To take place Tuesday May 21, 1445-
1700 (2:45 PM – 5 PM)
You may bring a non-programmable calculator to the exams (and should also bring it
with you to class every day.)
An inexpensive calculator that includes exponential
and log functions as well as a factorial key will be sufficient.
You may also bring
one page (8.5 x 11 inch paper) with notes of your choosing.
No make-up exams will
be given.
A missed exam will count as a score of zero on that exam.

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