Math
Department Course Outline

Syllabus part 1: Course information page, for all of Tim Pilachowski’s sections (textbook, academic honesty and grading information)

Syllabus, part 2: Course schedule, section 0301, Fall 2015 (important dates, including homework due dates and exam dates)

Lecture TuTh 9:30-10:45 pm Math Building 0104 (down the stairs one level from the Rotunda and the Engineering Library)

The following will be due **at the beginning**
of Lecture on the dates indicated in the course schedule. You should turn in
your homework by hand. If you cannot make it to class that day you may attach
it to an email sent to me,

**I will not to accept
any email submissions sent after the start time of our class**.

You will need to use Minitab software for some hand-in homeworks listed below.

(These must be handed in as a printout!)

You can get a 30 day free trial, or upload Minitab onto your computer for a little less than $30 for 6 months. Otherwise, you can use any WAM computer lab on campus.

MAC users: If you want Minitab on your computer, Minitab 17 is not MAC compatible. However, Minitab has a new software, called MINITAB Express, which is MAC compatible. It does not yet have the full capabilities of MINITAB 17 but they are updating it all the time.

Homework #1 – from supplement 5.4 supplement Central Limit Theorem, homework exercise 1 (all parts).

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Homework #2 – section 7.1 #6

– also section 7.2 #16, part b only

– also section 7.3 #34

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Homework #3 – 9^{th} ed.:
section 8.1 #8, 10 (8^{th}
ed.: section 8.1 #6, 8)

– also 9^{th}
ed.: section 8.2 #20, 22 (8^{th}
ed.: section 8.2 #20, 26)

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Stat401 Minitab 17 Project 2, Stat401 Minitab 17 Project 2 data for I.a

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Homework #4 – 9^{th} ed.:
section 8.3 #36bc (8^{th}
ed.: section 8.2 #30bc)

– also 9^{th}
ed.: section 8.3 #38 (8^{th}
ed.: section 8.4 #58)

– also 9^{th}
ed.: section 8.4 #46 (8^{th}
ed.: section 8.3 #40)

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Homework #5 – section 9.1 #2, 6a

– also section 9.2 #20, 24b

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Homework #6 – section 9.3 #36, 46

– also section 9.4 #50a

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Stat401 Minitab 17 Project 3, Stat401 MINITAB 17 Project 3 data I.a

Homework #7 – section 10.1 #6

– also section 10.2 #16, 18

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Stat401 Minitab 17 Project 4, Stat401 MINITAB 17 Project 4 data I

Homework #8 – section 10.3 #24

– also section 12.1 #4b, 8abc

(For #4, you can either draw by
hand or use technology)

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Stat401 Minitab 17 Project 5, Stat401 Minitab 17 Project 5 9th ed chapter 12 question 4

Homework #9 – section 14.1 #6

– also
section 14.1 #8 (Hint: “within 7 days” includes the birthday itself, so *p** *_{1}_{ 0} = 15/365.)

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Homework #10 – section 14.2 #18

– also section 14.3 #30

solutions (made available after homework is handed in)

Dr. John Millson, who has taught this course in the past, has allowed me to give you the website for his section, and offered you the use of any of the materials from that page. Included on his page are all of his lecture notes and (eventually) solutions to the homework questions he assigns to his students.

http://www.math.umd.edu/~millson/teaching/STAT401/stat401.html

Testbank archives of past exams Search the testbank for STAT401, leaving Instructor, Year and Term as “Any”. MATH141 will be of some usefulness as well.

All tests are in Acrobat (.pdf) format, and many print well. For ones that don’t, you can choose the “Select Image” tool, highlight each page as a block, copy it, paste it as a picture into a blank word-processing page, and print from there.

Math Success walk-in tutoring

Office of Multi-Cultural Student Education (OMSE)

Pilachowski's Rules of Mathematics

Need a reminder about basics? What Is a Fraction?, Fraction Computation

first day: Lecture 5.4, 5.4 supplement Central Limit Theorem

I will assume that you know the material in Chapter 6 (point estimation), including how to calculate a sample mean, a sample standard deviation and sample proportion.

Lecture 7.1, Lecture 7.2, Lecture 7.3

**Special note for
chapter 8: Section numbers below are for the 9^{th} edition of the
textbook. I’ll actually be following the approach of the 9^{th}
edition, relying on *p*-values as in
the 8^{th} edition section 8.4, rather than using rejection regions. In
case any of you have the 8^{th} edition, I have included the
corresponding section numbers in parentheses.

Lecture
8.1 (8^{th}: 8.1 & 8.4), Lecture
8.2 (8^{th}: 8.2a & 8.4), Lecture
8.3 (8^{th}: 8.2b & 8.4), Lecture
8.4 (8^{th}: 8.3 & 8.4)

Lecture 9.1, Lecture 9.2, Lecture 9.3, Lecture 9.4

Lecture 10.1, Lecture 10.2, Lecture 10.3

Lecture 12.1, Lecture 12.2, Lecture 12.3, Lecture 12.4, Lecture 12.5

Lecture 14.1, Lecture 14.2, Lecture 14.3