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Miller & Freund’s Probability and Statistics for Engineers 8th Edition Richard A. Johnson
You should bring your book to class each day.
Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data in order to make decisions. Probability is the mathematical foundation on which decision making with statistics is based.
• Descriptive Statistics/Exploratory Data Analysis • Probability • Statistical Inference
• Daily reading assignments and/or practice problems
• Periodic hand-in problem sets
• Two hour tests • Comprehensive final exam
Based on percentage of points earned on tests, hand-in problem sets and the final exam.
• Each student should have a TI-83/84 calculator for use in class, on homework and during tests.
• Bring your calculator to class each day.
• Some Minitab commands will be demonstrated in class and needed for hand-in problem sets.
• You will read the assigned material, do the assigned practice problems and come to class prepared to participate. • You will show respect for the instructor and your fellow classmates. • You will follow my directions concerning hand-in problem sets and exam questions. • You will adhere to the Arts and Sciences Code of Academic Student Conduct.
WHEN YOU NEED HELP
• Make use of the instructors office hours • Visit the Mathematic Resource Center Room 209 A in Meyer Hall Hours are listed on course expectations document
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Data Collection for STAT 2501 Fall 2013
Hometown zipcode: __________
Previous experience with statistics (Check all that apply to you): ____ None
____ Some exposure to probability and/or statistics in a high school math course. ____ High school course in statistics.
____ College course in statistics.
Height (in inches) ______
Arm Span (in inches) ______
Resting Pulse Rate (in beats per minute) ______
For Wednesday, August 28, read Chapter 1 and do problems #1 – 5 on page 10 in the textbook.