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St. John’s University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Course MTH 1210 SYLLABUS (Spring 2010) TEXT: BIOSTATISTICS (A foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences), 9th edition, by Wayne W. Daniel; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ( ISBN # 978 0 - 470 -10582 - 5) INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Michael Vaisfeld, Ph. D. TIME & PLACE: Tue, Thur 1.30 pm -3.30 pm; rm. 326 (MARILLAC) TIME & PLACE FOR DIRECT CONTACTS: Tue 12 am – 1 pm, adjunct’s room #3 in the basement of St. John’s Hall E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected] Topic No . TOPICS 1. Introduction to statistics : Basic terms. The simple random sampling (sections 1.1 – 1.4) 2/3. Construction of frequency distribution, histogram, frequency polygon. Calculation of measures of central tendency and dispersion from the distribution. (sections 2.1 – 2.5) 4/5. Simple probability p(A) , p(A or B) , p(A and B) , p(A|B) . Bayes’ Theorem. (sections 3.1 – 3.5) EXAM #1 6. Counting : n P r , n C r , permutations with repetitions. Probability distributions : Binomial distribution (sections 4.2, 4.3) 7. Poisson distribution (section 4.4).
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