Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL
COURSE SYLLABUS (STA 2023)
Course Number
:
2023
Course
:
STA
Credits
:
3
Title
:
Introduction to Probability & Statistics
Clock Hours per Week
:
Lecture 3 hours
Department
:
Mathematics
College
:
Arts & Sciences
Prerequisites
:
MAC 1105 or MAC 1147
Required Textbook
:
Michael Sullivan III, Fundamentals of
Statistics
,
Third edition,
Prentice Hall
Faculty Name
:
Jaime Frade
Email
:
[email protected]
(BEST CONTACT)
Term and Year
:
SPRING 2011
Office Location
:
Jackson davis Hall
Office Phone
:
(850) 5993755
Office Hours
:
6 :156 :45pm (inclass or office)
Course ID (CourseCompass)
:
frade33994
CourseCompass URL
:
http://www.coursecompass.com
Blackboard URL
:
http://famu.blackboard.com/
Course Discription
:
Chapter 1
.
Introduction to statistics
Chapter 2.
Organizing and Summarizing Data
Chapter 3.
Numerically summarizing data
Chapter 4.
Correlation; The relation between two variables
Chapter 5.
Probability
Chapter 6.
Discrete probability distributions
Chapter 7.
The normal probability distribution
Chapter 8.
Sampling distributions
Chapter 9.
Using confidence intervals
Chapter 10.
Hypothesis tests about population means and proportions
Chapter 12.
Goodness of fit tests and tests of independence
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ADA Compliance
To comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please advice instructor of
accommodations required to insure participation in this course. Documentation of disability is required and
should be submitted to the Learning
Development and Evaluation Center (LDEC). For additional information
please contact the LDEC at (850) 5993180.
Goals of the course
1.
Define and use a random sample from a population
2.
Define and use sample and population mean, median, variance and standard deviation,
3.
Use Chebyshev’s theorem
4.
Calculate probability
5.
Use discrete random variable and their probability distributions
6.
Use the normal distribution
7.
Use the normal approximation to the Binomial distribution
8.
Distinguish between sampling and nonsampling errors
9.
Use and apply sampling distributions of the sample mean and proportion
10. Use and apply the central limit theorem
11. Use confidence intervals for population parameters
12. Test hypotheses about the a population mean and proportion
13. Use and apply Student’s t distribution
14. Use and apply the ChiSquare distribution
15. Use GoodnessofFit tests, Contingency Tables and Test of Independence
16. Make Inferences about a population variance
17. Do Simple Linear Regression Analysis
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