**Fall 2010**

CAS MA 213: Basic Statistics & Probability

CAS MA 213: Basic Statistics & Probability

Instructor: Dr. Surajit Ray

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

MCS 222, 111 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-5209, Fax: (617) 353-8100

Lecture: Tue,Thu 12:30pm-2:00pm (Class Room: CAS 224)

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm, Monday 12pm-1pm

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Course Description:

This course serves as an introduction to basic concepts and tools
in probability and statistics. We begin with how to describe data. Then
we study the elements of probability theory. Finally, we combine data
description and probability theory into an approach to statistical
inference. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to
incorporate a variety of skills in analyzing and reasoning from data.

Topics

Week 1 | 1
Lecture |
Introduction, overview of statistics. |

Week 2 | 2 Lectures | Statistical data- types
and methods of description. |

Week 3 | 2 Lectures | Summarizing data- mean, standard deviation, five-point summary. |

Week 4 | 2 Lectures | Introduction to Probability. |

Week 5 | 2 Lecture | Solving problems involving probability |

Week 6 | 1 Lecture | Discrete random
variables Midterm
1 (Oct 7) |

Week 7 | 1 Lecture | Continuous random
variables. The Uniform
distribution. |

Week 8 | 2 Lectures | Continuous random
variables. The Normal
distribution.
Z-tables. |

Week 9 | 2 Lectures | Sampling Distribution
and the Central Limit
Theorem. |

Week 10 | 1 Lecture | Confidence Interval
estimation of the population
mean and
proportion. Midterm 2 (Nov 4). |

Week 11 | 2 Lectures | Confidence Interval estimation of the population mean and proportion |

Week 12 | 2 Lectures | Hypothesis Testing.
Large-sample test about a
population
mean. |

Week 13 |
1 Lectures |
Hypothesis testing for the population
mean. (Thursday (Nov 25) HOLIDAY ) |

Week 14 |
2 Lectures | Hypothesis testing for the population proportion. |

Week 15 |
2 Lectures | Two
sample inference (Time
permitting) |

Text Book:

Statistics, 11/E James T. McClave Terry Sincich William MendenhallISBN-10: 0132069512 Publisher: Prentice Hall |