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STAT253  Probability and Statistics
20122013 Spring (2^{nd} Semester)
Introduction to Probability, Basic Definitions, Axioms of Probability and
Combinatorial Concept; Describing Data With Graphs; Describing Data With
Numerical Measures, Describing Bivariate Data; Conditional Probability and
Independence; Probability and Probability Distributions; Discrete Random
Variables and Probability Distributions; Continuous Random Variables and
Probability Distributions; The Normal Probability Distribution; Jointly
Distributed Random Variables; Expected Values, Covariance and Correlation;
Sampling Distributions; LargeSample Estimation; LargeSample Tests of
Hypotheses; Inference From Small Samples.
Textbooks
Essential Text:
(1) Mendenhall, Beaver, Beaver, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 14th Ed., Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2013
Recommended:
(2) Walpole, Myers, Myers, Ye, Essentials of Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Pearson Education, 2013
(3) Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 9th Ed., Pearson, 2013/2014
· Final makeup exam grades are announced.
· Final exam grades are announced.
· Quizzes and Homework grades are announced.
· Quizzes grades (including Quiz5 and homeworks) are announced.
· Quiz6 covers chapters 8 and 9.
· Midterm exam grades are announced.
· Quizzes grades are announced.
· Quiz2 is scheduled on Thursday course, March 14, 2013.
· Assignments submitted. Please check the due dates at the course schedule table.
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Quizzes are scheduled on Monday lectures.
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Complete data set for the exercises can be downloaded
here (domain restricted access).
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First assignment published in the course schedule table. Due date is Feb 25, 2013 (before the lecture starts).
Week 
Lectures 
Readings 
Assignments 
1 
Introduction to Probability, Basic Definitions, Axioms of Probability
and Combinatorial Concept 
Mendenhall Ch.1 

2 
Describing Data With Graphs

Mendenhall Ch.1 
Assignment 1: How is your blood pressure? (Requires password) Data Set (Domain Restricted) 
3 
Describing Data With Numerical Measures,
Describing Bivariate Data

Mendenhall Ch.2 and Ch.3 
Quiz1 
4 
Conditional Probability and Independence

Mendenhall Ch.4 
Assignment 2:
Baseball League (Due Date: March 14, 2013) Data Set (Domain Restricted) 
5 
Probability and Probability Distributions

Mendenhall Ch.4 
Assignment 3:
Are your dishes really clean? (Due date: March 18) Data Set (Domain Restricted) Quiz2 (on Thursday lecture) 
6 
Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions 
Mendenhall Ch.5 
Assignment 4: A mystery: Cancers near a Reactor (Due date: March 25) 
7 
Continuous Random Variables and Probability Distributions 
Mendenhall Ch.6 
Quiz3 
8 
Midterm 

9 
The Normal Probability Distribution 
Mendenhall Ch.6 

10 
Jointly Distributed Random Variables 
Mendenhall Ch.5 and Ch.6 
Quiz4 Assignment 5:Curving the grades (Due date: April 22, 2013) 
11 
Expected Values, Covariance and Correlation 
Mendenhall Ch.3 and Ch.4 

12 
Sampling Distributions 
Mendenhall Ch.7 
Quiz5 Assignment 6:Do you dare to play roulette at Monte_Carlo? (Due date: April 29, 2013) 
13 
LargeSample Estimation 
Mendenhall Ch.8 
Assignment 7: 
14 
LargeSample Tests of Hypotheses 
Mendenhall Ch.9 
Quiz6 Rescheduled to the Week 15. 
15 
Inference From Small Samples 
Mendenhall Ch.10 
Quiz6 
16 
Final Exam study 

17 
Final Exam 
Applets (at textbook’s website)