MATH 119 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

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"Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write." - paraphrasing of H.G. Wells (British author) by a former president of the American Statistical Association.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli (19c British Prime Minister).

• NEW! WHAT NOW? (SPRING 2013)

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS (SPRING 2013)

• SOLUTIONS TO THE FINAL ARE NOW POSTED (SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

• NEW! TABLES AND FORMULAS: http://wps.aw.com/aw_triola_stats_series/

CLASS & HOMEWORK SCHEDULE (SPRING 2013)

(tentative; updated frequently; check regularly)

CLASS GAMES, HANDOUTS

• STATISTICS “HANDOUTS”

Law of Large Numbers (LLN) …  Binomial Distributions  Central Limit Theorem (CLT) …  Correlation

(Feel free to modify, copy, and distribute these handouts. Produced with Mathematica and Microsoft Word with MathType.)

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• Class Notes

CORRECTIONS: In the handwritten notes, I should have written units such as “points” more frequently.

Many students benefit from printing the notes for a lecture beforehand, reviewing them, and commenting on them in class.

You may want to take personalized “sketch notes” in class.

Disclaimer: Some of these notes are not updated to the 4th edition of the book, but that won’t pose a problem. The differences with the new edition are mostly in the homework sets.

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Notes for Quiz 1: Chapters 1-4 (except 4-6)

These are experimental typed + handwritten notes. Later notes will be mostly handwritten.

Notes for Quiz 2: Section 4-6 and Chapter 5

Notes for Quiz 3: Chapter 6

Notes for Quiz 4: Chapter 7

Notes for the Final: Chapters 8-11

• Syllabi (Spring 2013)

Syllabus (TTh, 2:20pm class)Syllabus (TTh, 3:55pm class)

Short Syllabus (TTh, 2:20pm class)Short Syllabus (TTh, 3:55pm class)

• Homework Assignments (Spring 2013)

• Printed hard copies of these will be provided in class.

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#1 (Up through Section 4-5) …  #2 (Section 4-6, Ch. 5) … #3 (Ch. 6) …  #4 (Ch. 7) … #5 (Chs. 8-11)

• Old Exams and Solutions (Fall 2012)

Disclaimer: Your exams might look very different from these!

If your printer is broken, you can ask me for printed hard copies in my office hours.

Quiz #1 (Chs.1-4, except 4-6) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Quiz #2 (4-6 and Ch.5) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Quiz #3 (Ch.6) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Quiz #4 (Ch.7) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Final (Chs.8-11) --- Solutions (1 hour and 20 minutes)

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• Current Exams and Solutions (Spring 2013)

Quiz #1 (Chs.1-4, except 4-6) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Quiz #2 (4-6 and Ch.5) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Quiz #3 (Ch.6) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Quiz #4 (Ch.7) --- Solutions (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Final (Chs.8-11) --- Solutions (1 hour and 20 minutes)

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Exams and solutions will be posted about a week after you take them.

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