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MAT
521
S
PRING
2010
Section 2
Course Description:
Topics to be covered include
introduction to probability
and statistics, algebra of sets, probability in finite sample spaces, binomial and
multinomial coefficients, continuous and discrete random variables, distribution
functions, expected value and standard deviation, statistical applications.
Prerequisite:
12 credit hours of calculus. (Students must be able to take partial
derivatives, set up and evaluate multiple integrals, evaluate integrals, and work
with elementary infinite series.)
Note:
Mathematics graduate students should consider taking MAT 651 rather
than MAT 521.
Textbook:
Probability and Statistics, Third Edition, by Morris H. DeGroot and
Mark Schervish. The course covers sections 1.11.10, 2.12.3, 3.13.9, 4.14.6,
4.8,
5.15.4,
5.6,
5.7,
with
lecture
distribution
by
chapter
5,
3,
8,
3,
3
respectively.
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You are expected to attend every class, both midterm exams, and
the final exam. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain a copy
of
the
lecture
notes
for
that
class
from
another
student.
You
are
also
responsible for any announcements that were made during that class.
Examinations:
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course MAT 521 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
 Spring '08
 Staff
 Statistics, Algebra, Sets, Binomial, Probability

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