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STAT253  Probability and Statistics
20122013 Summer School
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
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Final makeup exam results are announced. [September 06, 2013]
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Final exam results are announced. Please check on the BYS. Student list for the Final Makeup Exam has been uploaded. [August 30, 2013]
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Exercises for chapters 710 have been uploaded.[August 25, 2013]
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Quiz4 results and term grades are announced.[August 23, 2013]
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Quiz5 cancelled. Quiz4 rescheduled to take place on Week 7, Friday. Please see the table below for updates. [August 18, 2013]
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Quiz3 results are announced.[August 16, 2013]
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Quiz3, Quiz4 and Quiz5 dates have been rescheduled. Please see the table below for updates. [August 03, 2013]
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Midterm exam results are announced.[July 30, 2013]
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Additional
sample questions and
answers are uploaded. [July 23, 2013]
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Homework1 has been assigned. [July 19, 2013]
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Quiz2 results are announced.[July 19, 2013]
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Midterm exam will take place at MB244 on July 26, 2013, 10:001200. [July 19, 2013]
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Quiz1 results are announced.[July 12, 2013]
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Course location changed to MB345. [July 05, 2013]
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Quizzes are scheduled on Friday lectures.
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Complete data set for the exercises can be downloaded
here (domain restricted access).
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Attendance is required at all class meetings.
Week 
Lectures 
Readings 
Assignments 
1


Mendenhall Ch.1 

1 Friday 
Describing Data With Graphs

Mendenhall Ch.1 

2 Monday 
Describing Data With Numerical Measures,
Describing Bivariate Data

Mendenhall Ch.2 and Ch.3 

2 Friday 
Conditional Probability and Independence 
Mendenhall Ch.4 
Quiz1 
3 Monday 
Probability and Probability Distributions 
Mendenhall Ch.4 

3 Friday 
Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions 
Mendenhall Ch.5 
Quiz2 
4 Monday 
Continuous Random Variables and Probability Distributions
The Normal Probability Distribution 
Mendenhall Ch.6 
Assignment 1: Curving the grades (Due date: August 2, 2013) 
4 Friday 
Midterm 

5 Monday 
Jointly Distributed Random Variables 
Mendenhall Ch.5 and Ch.6 

5 Friday 
Expected Values, Covariance and Correlation 
Mendenhall Ch.3 and Ch.4 
Quiz3 
6 Monday 
Sampling Distributions 
Mendenhall Ch.7 

6 Friday 
LargeSample Estimation 
Mendenhall Ch.8 
Quiz3 
7 Monday 
LargeSample Tests of Hypotheses 
Mendenhall Ch.9 
Quiz4 
7 Friday 
Inference From Small Samples 
Mendenhall Ch.10 
Quiz4 
8 
Final Exam 
Applets (at textbook’s website)