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STA113 - Probability and Statistics in Engineering, Fall’09 Instructors: Sayan Mukherjee and Artin Armagan e-mail: [email protected], [email protected] Office: Old Chem 112, Old Chem 217 Office hours: TBA Textbook: Jay L. Devore, Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, 7th Edition, Duxbury. Topics: Probability Discrete random variables and probability distributions Continuous random variables and probability distributions Joint probability distributions and central limit theorem Point estimation Interval estimation Hypothesis testing Simple linear regression and correlation Multiple linear regression The analysis of variance Method of assessment and attendance: There will be two midterm exams each of which weighs 20% and a final exam which weighs 30% toward your final grade. You will also be given a quiz every week during lab hours which will cumulatively constitute 10% of your final grade. The questions for the quizzes will be chosen from the set of exercises assigned
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Unformatted text preview: to you every week. You will also be given ten small projects/labs to work on throughout the semester which finally will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade. Honor Code: As a citizen of the Duke University Community, each student is committed not to lie, cheat, or steal in her/his academic endeavors and to report known instances of violations to appropriate faculty. The full code is printed in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Vi-olations of the honor code will be reprimanded by failure of this course and will be reported to the Undergraduate Judicial Board who may follow-up with suspension, disciplinary pro-bation and/or other forms of restitution. Ignorance of what constitutes academic dishonesty is not a justifiable excuse for violations. Resources: Statistical Education and Consulting Center (SECC) will have teaching assis-tants covering help sessions for 20-30 hours per week. See www.stat.duke.edu/secc for hours of operation....
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