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**Unformatted text preview: **STAT 427: SPRING 2011 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY & STATISTICS I MWF 10:30- 11:18, 1009 Smith Hall Instructor: Prof. Prem K. Goel E-mail: goel.1@osu.edu Office: CH 204C (Cockins Hall) Office Phone: 614-292-8110 Office Hours: Wed and Fri 11:30 - 12:30 Course Website: www.stat.osu.edu/~goel/ Grader: Zhiguang Xu E-mail: xu.304@osu.edu Office: CH 420 (Cockins Hall) Office Phone: 614-247-2589 Office Hours: Tues 4:30-5:30, Wed 12:30-1:30 and Thu 10:30-12:30 (In MSLC) Course Description and Objectives: The course coverage includes an introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, expected values, sampling distributions and their applications in Engineering and the sciences. You are expected to develop a basic understanding of the language of the science of decision making under uncertainty . Students are responsible for all material covered in the Class (including handouts posted on the website), in the assigned readings and in homework assignments. [Note: The knowledge acquired in this course will provide the foundation for the statistical inference techniques covered in a follow up course, Statistics 428.] Text Book: Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, By Jay L. Devore, 7th Edition [We will cover most of Chapters 2-5, in addition to some handouts. The book is on reserve in the OSU Science and Engineering Library. Statistics 428 will use the same text book.] Note: A bootleg version of the text is being sold online that looks exactly like the authentic version of the book. The bootleg version has errors and some of the exercises are different. Some of the bootleg versions say Printed in the Unites StateR of America. Be careful if you are buying a used copy of the book. Assumed Background Knowledge: Calculus, integration, exponential function, finite and infinite sums, union and intersection of sets [A handout on Calculus Review is posted on the website.] Homework Assignments : There will be 7 graded homework assignments throughout the quarter. The assignments will be announced in the class and the course website. Homework will be collected at the start of the class on the due date. Please submit your homework as you enter the classroom. This is the only acceptable way to turn in the homework ( do not leave homework assignments under my office door or send electronic copy by e-mail, as they may not reach the grader ). )....

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