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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 1.017/1.010 Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications / Uncertainty in Engineering Problem Set 7: Hypothesis Tests Due: Thursday, November 13, 2003 Please turn in a hard copy of your MATLAB program as well as all printed outputs (tables, plots, etc.) required to solve the problem. Problem 1: Large Sample Two-sided Hypothesis Tests for a Single Population The NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) provides climatological records for many cities in the US. For example, you can find a record of annual precipitation totals at Boston at: Boston_precip.txt For this exercise, you should use the NOAA data set to test the following hypothesis about the mean annual rainfall at Boston: H0: a = E [ annual rainfall ]= 100 c m Derive a test statistic for three cases, using the first 10 years, first 40 years, and all 90 years of data, respectively. For each case, determine whether or not you can reject H0
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