STAT 251

** Copies of old exams with solutions will be sold during the lab times.  $3 for one exam, or $5 for two different exams.  Both exams are from when I taught the course.  One is from the summer of '06 and the other from the summer of '05.

Welcome to the homepage of STAT 241/251.  This page contains links to all of the important course material.  Make sure to check this website regularily as the majority of the course material will appear here.

Course Outline for Stat 251

Schedule of Topics

Dates Lectures Labs
Sept. 5-7 Chapters 1, 2 No Labs
Sept. 10-14 Chapter 3 Lab 0 Handout
Sept. 17-21 Chapter 3 Lab 1 Handout
Sept. 24-28 Chapter 4
Assgt #1 given monday
Lab 1 Handout
Oct. 1-5 Chapter 4
Assgt #1 due wednesday
Tutorial on probability (craps, casino game)  
Oct. 8-12 No Class Monday
Assgt #2 given monday
Chapter 4
No Labs
Oct. 15-19 Chapters 5, 6
Assgt #2 due wednesday
Tutorial on probability and Random
Variables and Distributions
Oct. 22-26 Chapters 6, 7, 8 No Labs.  TAs will hold office hours instead
of labs.  Check ’exam info’ link for times.
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Midterm Oct. 29th
Chapter 8
Lab 2 Handout
Nov. 5-9 Chapter 8 Lab 2 Handout
Nov. 12-16 No Class Monday
Assgt #3 given monday
Chapters 8, 10
Lab 3 Handout
Nov. 19-23 Chapter 10, 11
Lab 3 Handout
Nov. 26 - Nov. 30 Chapter 11
Assgt #3 due wednesday
Last Week of Lectures
No Lab handout, labs will involve a course
review with some practice problems

Instructor Information

Mike Marin
Office - LSK 374
Office hours - I will hold all office hours by appointment.  In the past I have found that not many students come to office hours as they are not convenient, and I end up seeing most students on individual appointments anyway.  Just send me and email or speak with me in class and we can arrange a time...I’m fairly accomodating.  During exam times, extra office hours will be held by me as well as the TAs.

Brief Course Description

* Probability and probability models (CH #3)
* Random variables and distributions (CH #4-6)
* Central limit theorem (CH #7)
* Statistical estimation and hypothesis testing (CH #8)
* Analysis of variance (CH #10)
* Selected topics from regression analysis (CH #11)

Course Calendar

Month Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Lectures Labs

Course Assesment

Assignments (2-3) - 20%
Midterm Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 50% (must pass the final exam to pass the course)

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