STATISTICS 370 Probability and Distribution Theory
Fall 2011
Instructor:
Dennis Tolley
Office Hours 11:00 AM 12:00 PM, MWF
206 TMCB 4226668
email:
[email protected]
Text:
Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
2
nd
Ed. By Bain and Engelhardt
(ISBN 0534380204).
Purpose:
This course has two purposes. First is to lay the probability foundation of
mathematical statistics. The second is to introduce the area of actuarial science
and risk management as an application of applied probability.
Grading:
Homework
30 points
Midterms
40 points (20 points each)
Final
30 points
Grading Scale: Using tabulated points under either option.
A>90%
80%<B<90%
70%<C<80%
60%<D<70%
E<60%
Format:
Class begins at 10:00 AM. Questions and hints for homework problems will be
discussed between 10:00 and 10:10 AM. You must have attempted the problem before you can
ask for a hint. Content lectures are from 10:10 to 10:50. It is expected that you have read the
material before the class.
Midterms:
Midterm exams will be multiplechoice exams administered in the Testing Center as
scheduled below. You are permitted to take scratch paper and pencils. You may NOT take notes,
books, computers, or calculators. The Testing Center will provide simple calculators.
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