MAT 321 Probability and Statistics, CN 21197, Spring 2010

 

 

Class meets MW 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. in NSM D129.

 

Instructor: Serban Raianu, office: NSM A-123, office phone number: (310) 243-3139,

e-mail address: sraianu@csudh.edu, URL: http://www.csudh.edu/math/sraianu; office hours: Monday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday: 4:20 p.m.-5:20 p.m., or by appointment.

 

Course Description: MAT 321, Probability and Statistics, covers topics from Chapters 2-9 from the textbook.

 

Text: Introduction to Probability and Its Applications, by Richard L. Scheaffer, Linda J. Young, Third Edition, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2010.

 

Objectives: After completing MAT 321 the student should be able to

  • understand the relationship between a question that arises in the natural, computer, economic, and social sciences and the nature of the numerical data that are needed in order to provide an answer to the question
  • formulate the question in a mathematical context, set up the required mathematical procedure and carry out the required mathematical analysis and calculations, with appropriate use of a calculator, to answer the questions.
  • understand why some statistical procedures are better than others in certain contexts.

Prerequisites: MAT 271 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.

 

Grades: Grades will be based on three in‑class full‑period examinations (60% total), a comprehensive final examination (25%), and quizzes and attendance (15%) for the remainder. The exact grading system for your section is the following: each of the three full-period exams will be graded on a 100 scale, then the sum of the scores is divided by 5 and denoted by E. Homework will be collected every Monday, and each homework assignment is worth 5 points. The average of the homework scores is denoted by H.

5 to 10 minutes quizzes will be given in principle every Monday class meeting, and will be graded on a scale from 1 to 5. The average of the quizzes scores is denoted by Q. There are also 5 points awarded for attendance and class participation, this portion of the grade is denoted by A. The final exam will be graded out of a maximum possible 200, then the score is divided by 8 and denoted by F.

To determine your final gradecompute E+H+Q+A+F. The maximum is 100, and the grade will be given by the rule:

††††††† A: 93‑100;††††† A‑: 90‑92;††††† B+: 87‑89;††††† B: 83‑86;†† B‑: 80‑82

††††††† C+: 77‑79;††††† C: 73‑76;††††††† C‑: 70‑72;††††† D: 60‑69;†† F: Less than 60.

 

Makeups: No makeup examinations or quizzes will be given. If you must miss an examination for a legitimate reason, discuss this, in advance, with me, and I may then substitute the relevant score from your final examination for the missing grade.

 

Accomodations for Students with Disabilities: Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

 

Academic Integrity: The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

 

Exam rules: Students must leave their CSUDH student ID on their desk for the duration of the exam. Cell phones, iPhones, iPods, or PDAs of any kind, as well as headphones, may not be used at all during a test. Students are discouraged from leaving the exam room during the period of the exam. Restroom breaks must be kept under five minutes and are limited to one/exam. You will be penalized 5 points if you are gone more than five minutes.No more than one student can be out of the room at any given time during an exam. If a student finds it necessary to leave the room under these circumstances, they are not permitted to access computer terminals, smoke, read notes/books, or talk with others. If a student is found engaging in this behavior, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.Whenever a student leaves the room, they must turn their exam upside down on their desk. All book bags or similar items will be deposited in the front of the class for the duration of the test.

 

 

Tentative schedule:

M 1/25: 2.1-2.3: 2.7, 2.10, 2.15 (two sets only), 2.20-2.23, 2.73, 2.76

W 1/27: 2.4: 2.35, 2.36, 2.40, 2.49, 2.54, 2.56, 2.57, 2.86

M 2/1: 3.1, 3.2: 3.10, 3.11, 3.35,3.37

W 2/3: 3.3, 4.1: 3.43-3.46, 3.73, 3.78, 4.2-4.4, 4.8, 4.10

M 2/8: 4.2: 4.17, 4.27, 4.29, 4.30

W 2/10: 4.3, 4.4: 4.43-4.47, 4.55, 4.58

M 2/15: Presidentsí Day Holiday

W 2/17: 4.5, 4.6: 4.65-4.77

M 2/22: 4.7: 4.89-4.96, 4.102, 4.104

W 2/24: Review

M 3/1: Exam I

W 3/3: 4.9: 4.125-4.132

M 3/8: 5.1, 5.2: 5.1, 5.3, 5.10-5.12, 5.15, 5.18

W 3/10: 5.3: 5.27, 5.30, 5.32, 5.37, 5.39, 5.40

M 3/15: 5.4: 5.43, 5.42, 5.44, 5.61

W 3/17: 5.5: 5.62, 5.67, 5.68

M 3/22: 5.6: 5.77, 5.79, 5.81, 5.89, 5.97, 5.98

W 3/24: 5.10, 6.1: 5.137, 5.140, 5.142, 5.143, 6.1, 6.5, 6.6, 6.9

M 3/29: Spring Recess

W 3/31: Spring Recess

M 4/5: 6.2, 6.3: 6.20, 6.21, 6.23, 6.25, 6.27

W 4/7: Review

M 4/12: Exam II

W 4/14: 6.4: 6.29, 6.33, 6.35, 6.37

M 4/19: 7.3: 7.6, 7.12, 7.15 a, 7.70, 7.77

W 4/21: 7.4, 7.5: 7.16 a (use transformation), 7.17, 7.61 c, d, 7.65 a, 7.66, 7.67

M 4/26: 8.2, 8.3: 8.9, 8.10

W 4/28: 8.4: 8.15, 8.27-8.29, 8.34

M 5/3: 9.1: 9.1

W 5/5: Review

M 5/10: Exam III

W 5/12: Review

Final exam: Monday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.