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MATH 3339 - Statistics for the Sciences

***This is a course guideline.  Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

Prerequisites: Math 1432

Course Description: Graphical and descriptive methods in statistics, probability, random variables and distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, analysis of variance, exploratory and diagnostic methods, statistical computing.

Textbook: Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, 8th Edition, by Jay Devore, Brooks/Cole 2012. 

Alternate Textbook: Available in electronic form (PDF) through CASA for all enrolled students via an Access Code.

Note: Additional important information is contained at your instructor’s personal webpage. You are responsible for knowing all of this information.

Instructors have the option of making changes to the outline below if they believe it is appropriate.

Chapter 1 – 1  week

1.1 Populations, Samples and Processes

Read

1.2 Pictorial and Tabular Methods

10, 13(b), 25, 29

1.3 Measures of  Location

34(a,b), 36, 43

1.4 Measures of Variability

44, 48, 53, 56

Chapter 2 – 1  week

2.1 Sample Spaces and Events

2, 3, 4, 8

2.2 Properties of Probability

12, 15, 18, 21

2.3 Counting Rules

29, 31, 37, 40

2.4 Conditional Probability

45, 50, 51, 61

2.5 Independent Events

71, 74, 76, 80, 84

Chapter 3 – 2 weeks

3.1 Random Variables

1, 6, 10

3.2 Discrete Distributions

12, 16, 17, 21

3.3 Expected Values

29, 32,33, 36

Supplement: Independent Variables

TBA

3.4 Binomial Distributions

46, 47, 48, 52, 57, 65

3.5 Hypergeometric Distributions

69, 72, 74

3.6 Poisson Distributions

79, 83, 84, 85, 91

Chapter 4 – 2 weeks

4.1 Probability Density Functions

2, 4, 10

4.2 CDFs and Expected Values

11, 13, 17, 22, 25

4.3 Normal Distributions

28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 43, 46, 50, 53

4.4 Exponential & Gamma Distributions

59, 60, 65, 67

4.6 Probability Plots

87, 89, 94, 95

Chapter 5 – 1 week

5.1 Jointly Distributed Variables

1, 3, 9, 17

5.2 Covariance and Correlation

25, 26

5.3 Statistics and Their Distributions

37, 39, 43

5.4 Distribution of the Sample Mean

47, 48, 54, 56

5.5 Linear Combinations

58, 59, 60, 70

Chapter 6 – ½  week

6.1 Sample Mean, Proportion, Variance, Standard Error

2, 4, 11, 12

Chapter 7 – 1 week

7.1 Basic Properties of Confidence Intervals

1, 3, 4, 5

7.2 Large Sample Intervals for Mean and Proportion

12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23

7.3 Small Sample Intervals for the Mean of a Normal Population

28, 29, 30, 33, 34

7.4 Confidence Intervals for the Variance of a Normal Population

42, 43, 44, 46

Chapter 8 – 1 week

8.1 Hypotheses and Tests

1, 5, 9

8.2 Tests for a Population Mean

15, 16, 21, 27,33(a)

8.3 Tests for a Population Proportion

38(a,b), 39, 41

8.4 P-values

48, 49, 50, 54, 59

Chapter 9 – 1 ½ weeks

9.1 Large Sample Tests and Intervals for Differences of Population Means

3, 4, 7, 8

9.2 Two-sample t Tests and Intervals

18, 23, 24, 31, 34

9.3 Paired Data

36, 37(a), 46

9.4 Differences Between Population Proportions

49, 51, 54, 57

9.5 Inferences About Population Variances

59, 60, 62

Chapter 10 – 1 week

10.1 Single Factor ANOVA

1, 6, 9

10.2 Multiple Comparisons in ANOVA

11, 14, 18

Chapter 12 – 2 weeks

12.1 The Simple Linear Regression Model

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

12.2 Estimating Model Parameters

12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 22, 26

12.3 Inferences About the Slope

31, 36, 38

12.4 Prediction

44, 46, 48, 54

12.5 Correlation

58, 61, 64

 

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