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GSIA, 45-733\\
Carnegie Mellon University\\
Probability and Statistics I\\
Spring, 2001-2002 \vspace{\baselineskip}\\
Syllabus\\
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Lectures & section M: TR 6pm-7:50, GSIA 240\\
& section F: TR 8pm-9:50, GSIA 152\\
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Instructor & Bill Vogt\\
& HBH 2116D, 268-1843 \\
& wilibear@andrew.cmu.edu\\
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Office Hours & T 5:00-6:00 \\
& R 5:00-6:00 \\
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Grader & \\
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Textbook & Newbold, Paul (1995) \\
& \emph{Statistics for Business \& Economics, 4th ed} \\
& Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall \\
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Website & http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/45-733/index.htm
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\section{Course Objectives}
Our objective will be to build understanding of elementary tools
of statistical estimation and inference.
\section{Prerequisites}
This is the first course in a two course series in probability
and statistics. The student is expected to be competent in algebra
at the undergraduate level.
\section{Grading}
The grade will be determined by performance on homework assignments,
a midterm (33\%), and a final exam. Each will have equal weight.
You are responsible for the
content of the lectures, including any handouts, and chapters 1-9 in
the text. The lectures cover material
very similar to that presented in chapters 1-9 of the text.
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\section{Various Class Policies}
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\item Policy on Cooperation
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\item You may cooperate as much as you like on homework assignments;
however, each individual must submit a separate assignment, and
each individual will be separately graded on that assignment.
\item You may not cooperate while taking exams.
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\item Policy on Aids During Exams
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\item All exams are open book. You may use text, notes,
calculators,
computers, reference materials, etc.
\item You may not communicate or cooperate with anyone on the exam.
\item Please do not use the open book policy as a substitute for
studying. If you need to look in your book, notes, etc for
instructions on HOW TO DO the exam, you will surely run out
of time.
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\item Policy on Format of Assigned Work
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\item All work must be legible. Illegible is the equivalent of
completely wrong.
\item Spelling, grammar, style, etc do not ``count'' per se.
However,
anything which I (or the grader) cannot understand is
wrong. Poor
spelling, grammar, style, etc are often confusing.
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\item Policy on Lateness
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\item Due dates for assignments are in the
syllabus in the schedule section. Unless the
instructor announces otherwise,
these dates are binding.
\item Late assignments are not accepted without either
prior arrangement
or compelling and verifiable reason.
\item Assignments and homeworks will be returned to you
in class. You are responsible for
keeping them to compare against your final grade.
I will use whatever grade I have recorded for your
work (even if you think there is an error) unless you
can show me the graded work so that I can see the error.
\item You are responsible for collecting your graded work.
Claims by students similar to ``I turned in homework
\#2, but I don't have a copy of it because you did not
return it to me!'' must be made within one week of the
return date of the assignment. If you fail to make the
complaint in time, I will use whatever grade I have in
my records.
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\section{Schedule}
The class schedule below is tentative and likely will not be
followed exactly.
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Date & Material, Book Sections & Work\\
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T Jan 15 & Introduction, Chap 1,2 &\\
R Jan 17 & Probability, Chap 3 &\\
T Jan 22 & Discrete Random Variables, Chapter 4 &\\
R Jan 24 & Discrete Random Variables, Chapter 4 & HWK 1 due\\
T Jan 29 & Continuous Random Variables, Chapter 5 &\\
R Jan 31 & Continuous Random Variables, Chapter 5 & HWK 2 due\\
T Feb 5 & Sampling Distributions, Chapter 6 &\\
R Feb 7 & In-class Midterm & HWK 3 due\\
T Feb 12 & Point Estimation, Chapter 7 &\\
R Feb 14 & Interval Estimation, Chapter 8 & HWK 4 due\\
T Feb 19 & Interval Estimation, Chapter 8 &\\
R Feb 21 & Hypothesis Testing, Chapter 9 & HWK 5 due\\
T Feb 26 & Hypothesis Testing, Chapter 9 & \\
R Feb 28 & In-class final & \\
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