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Math 481, Fall 2009: Syllabus

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  Date Topics Text Homework
1 9/2 Probability review: Random variables; expectation;
means, variances, covariances; sums of r.v.'s;
moment generating functions
Chapter 3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Chapter 4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7
Due 9/9
3.13, 3.22, 3.32, 3.33, 3.50, 3.51, 3.74(a), 3.75(a),
4.7, 4.19, 4.23, 4.33, 4.35, , 4.48, 4.49
Solutions to Problem Set 1
2 9/8 (Tuesday!) Multi-variate random variables
Expectation
Chapters 3 and 4 Due 9/16
7.1, 7.5, 7.16, 7.17, 7.20(b), 7.29, 7.30, 7.31, 7.34, 7.36, 8.64
Solutions to Problem Set 2
3 9/9 Moment generating functions
Finding the density of Z=u(X,Y) or Z=u(X)
Chapter 7, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 See previous lecture
4 9/14 Sample mean, sample variance, central limit theorem
Confidence intervals, confidence interval for the mean
Chapter 8, 8.1, 8.2
Chapter 11, 11.2,pp 355-357
Due 9/23
8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.61, 8.67, 8.70, 8.71, 11.1, 11.2, 11.20, 11.21
Solutions to Problem Set 3
5 9/16 Sample mean, sample variance, central limit theorem
Confidence intervals, confidence interval for the mean
Chapter 8, 8.1, 8.2
Chapter 11, 11.1, 11.2
 
6 9/21 Finite population sampling
Confidence intervals, confidence interval for the mean
Confidence intervals when variance is known;
Chapter 8, 8.1, 8.2
Chapter 11, 11.2, 11.4, 11.5
Due 9/30
11.3, 11.12, 11.22, 11.29, 11.38, 11.39, 11.40, 11.45, 11.49, 11.50
7 9/23 Confidence intervals;
Chi-square distribution, sample variance
Confidence intervals for variance
Chapter 8: 8.3, 8.4
Chapter 11: 11.6
Due 9/30
8.22/8.23/8.24 8.25, 8.26, 8.28, 8.75, 8.77
11.53, 11.54
Solutions to problems due 9/30
8 9/28 t-distributions and confidence intervals;
F-distributions and confidence intervals;
Chapter 8, 8.5, 8.6
Chapter 11, 11.3, 11.6, 11.7
Due 10/7:
8.30, 8.31, 8.33, 8.39, 8.40, 8.41, 8.42, 8.79, 8.81
11.6, 11.25, 11.30, 11.31, 11.32, 11.34, 11.57
Solutions, Problem Set 5
9 9/30 Order statistics; sampling from a finite population Chapter 8: 8.3, 8.7 Due 10/7: 8.13, 8.15, 8.43, 8.44/8.86, 8.45, 8.46, (Solutions are above)
Due 10/14: 8.50, 8.53, 8.54/8.88, 8.89
Solutions, Problem Set 6
10 10/5 Point Estimates, unbiased estimates; efficiency Chapter 10: 10.1-10.3 Due 10/14: 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.8, 10.13
11 10/7 Efficiency, consistency Chapter 10: 10.3, 10.4 Due 10/21: 10.12, 10.14, 10.15, 10.17
10.21, 10.22, 10.23, 10.24, 10.26
12 10/12 FIRST MIDTERM, in class Formula sheet for test
Review sheet for test
Chi-square and normal samples, lecture notes
Review prob. solutions, Part I,
Solutions, Part II
 
13 10/14 Point Estimates, unbiased estimates; efficiency Chapter 10: 10.1-10.3 Due 10/21: 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.8, 10.13
14 10/19 CraMer-Rao lower bound;
Sufficiency
Chapter 10: 10.3, 10.4, 10.5 Due 10/21: 10.12, 10.14, 10.15, 10.17
10.21, 10.22, 10.23, 10.24, 10.26
Solutions, Problem Set 7
15 10/21 Method of moments;
Maximum likelihood
Chapter 10: 10.4, 10.7, 10.8 Due 10/28: 10.33, 10.36, 10.37, 10.42, 10.43, 10.45,
10.48, 10.49 10.51, 10.53, 10.56,
10.59,, 10.62, 10.66, 10.71, 10.72
Solutions to Problem Set 8
16 10/26 Hypothesis testing: introduction Chapter 12:12.1, 12.2 Due 11/4: 12.1, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6, 12.7,
Solutions to Problem Set 9
17 10/28 The Neyman-Pearson lemma Chapter 12: 12.4 Due 11/11: 12.10, 12.11
12.12, 12.13, 12.15, 12.32
18 11/2 Tests with composite hypotheses;
Power functions; likelihood ratio tests
Section 12.5, 12.6 Due 11/11: 12.18, 12.20, 12.21, 12.22, 12.24,12.25, 12.41
Additional problems
Plot to go with additional problems Solutions to Problem Set 10
19 11/4 Power functions and likelihood ratio tests Sections 12.5 and 12.6  
20 11/9 Testing hypotheses on means, variances, proportions Sections 13.2, 13.2, 13.4, 13.5  
21 11/11 Testing hypotheses on means, variances, proportions Sections 13.2--13.5 Due 11/18: 13.19, 13.20, 13.21, 13.25, 13.26
Solutions, Problem Set 11
22 11/16 SECOND MIDTERM Information on second midterm  
23 11/18 Testing hypotheses on k-proportions, tables Section 13.6, 13.7 Due 11/23
13.2, 13.9, 13.38, 13.40 13.47
13.48, 13.54, 13.67, 13.73, 13.77, 13.78
24 11/23 Testing hypotheses on k-proportions, tables Section 13.6, 13.7 Due 11/23
13.2, 13.9, 13.38, 13.40 13.47
13.48, 13.54, 13.67, 13.73, 13.77, 13.78
Solutions to Problem Set 12
25 11/30 Regression, Least Squares, Normal Regression,
Bivariate normal
Sections 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.4, 6.7 Problems due 12/7
13.81, 13.83, 14.1, 14.3, 14.7, ,14.16, 14.52, 14.55
Solutions to Problem Set 13
26 12/2 Normal correlation analysis Section 14.5 Due 12/7: 6.45, 6.47, 14.31, 14.65, 14.66
Solutions to Problem Set 13
27 12/7 One way designs and analysis of variance Sections 15.1, 15.2  
28 12/9 Analysis of variance: One way layout Sections 15.2 Due 12/9: 15.17, 15.3, 15.19, 15.23
Solutions to Problem Set 14
29 12/14 FINAL EXAM EXAM REVIEW
Monday, Dec. 14, 1-3, Hill 124
 

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