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Syllabus MAT108 Fall 2000
Elementary Statistics


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Instructor:
Prof. Carlos C. Rodríguez , 442-4617
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 10-12, ES-319B.
Text:
Statistics, 1998. Freedman, Pisani and Purves. third Edition. Norton.
WebPage:
http://omega.albany.edu:8008/mat108
Exercises:
http://omega.albany.edu:8008/Estats
T.A.s:
TBA (Office) (OH) MWF 10:05-11:10. Also help at ES138. Check the schedules.

Topics

  1. Histogram, Stem-and-leaf, Average, Standard Deviation, Median, Quartiles. Gaussian Approximation for Data.( CH3-5 Exam I).
  2. Correlation, and Regression. ( CH6-12 Exam II).
  3. Probability, Accuracy of Percentages, Accuracy of Averages. ( CH13-25 Exam III).
  4. Tests of Significance, Contingency Tables. ( CH26-29 Exam IV).

EVALUATION

Exam I Thrs. Sep. 28
Exam II Thrs. Oct. 19
Exam III Thrs. Nov. 9
Exam IV Thrs. Dec. 12

EXTRA CREDIT: You can add up to 20 extra points to your final cummulative score by emailing (before each exam) to CR569, five *original* and *correct* multiple choice questions with the special format and special instructions explained in

http://omega.albany.edu:8008/mat108dir/xtra.html

Note: FinalScore = (TotalBest3Exams + XtraCredit)/3 All exams are cumulative, multiple choice, close-book, calculators are allowed. Final scores below 30% are failing grades.


Carlos Rodriguez <carlos@math.albany.edu>
Last modified: Fri Sep 8 14:33:46 EDT 2000