I. Prerequisite and Course Objectives
Stat 100A is the first course of the three-quarter sequence “Probability and Statistics Theory
(100A, B, C).”
It is calculus based (integration for functions of one and several variables, matrix algebra
required), and it will also use a free software for simulations. Students who register for this class must have
Mathematics 32B, 33A. Some familiarity with programming will be helpful as well. This
course counts towards the minor in Statistics.
Variation is present in everything we measure and that creates uncertainty about what
we might encounter when we take actions. Probabilistic models and laws of chance help understand and
model variation so that uncertainty can be quantified and made useful for decision making. The whole
discipline of statistics is based on the models we learn in this class. In this course, we learn to appreciate
randomness in many situations, not just “games of chance.” By a mixture of theory, experimentation with
random numbers that let you see chance at work, and understanding of applications in practice, this course
Reading the syllabus is required.
If you have a disability and wish to request an accommodation, please contact the Office for
Students with Disabilities
immediately at A255 Murphy Hall,
Only enrolled individuals may attend this class and be in our classroom.
If you do not have the pre-reqs for this class, you should not be taking this class.
If a student enrolls late, the material already graded for the classs can not be made up. If you are not
registered at the time of the midterm or quizzes, you can not take those exams. If you do not have
ID at the time of exams or quizzes, you may not take the exams. Roster will be taken and ids
checked. If you are not in our roster when an assignment is graded, your assignment will not be
graded and will not count towards your grade.
to ask questions about lecture material, to ask homework questions or to make an
appointment for other matters. For other matters, you must talk to professor Sanchez, in person,
after making an appointment by e-mail and stating the purpose of your request for an appointment
in your e-mail.
All matters regarding grade, your personal record or situation in the class, or things that have nothing
to do with course content,
must be consulted with Prof. Sanchez by making an appointment before
hand. Your concerns will be documented on paper, with details of what needs to be discussed. The
TA will not handle such matters.