MATH 3339 - Statistics for the Sciences - University of Houston

# 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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