Math 330 Probability Theory and Statistics
3 credits Spring, 2005
MWF 9:00- 9:50 MC 415
Dr. Mark Saegrove
MC 525 Ph: 796-3657 Home Ph: 1-608-735-4789
Course Description (from catalog): Theory and application of probability; discrete and continuous variables; the binomial, Poisson, geometric, normal, gamma, and chi-square are examples of distributions studied. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in 221, and C or higher in 130 or 230.
Content: Students will learn basic probability and statistical concepts and theory (see listing of specific topics below), and some of their real-world applications. Students will solve numerous assigned problems and present those solutions in writing and/or orally in class.
Reasoning: [2.1] Students will demonstrate an understanding of axiomatic-deductive systems in the probability theory and statistics theory context. [2.2] Students will read and understand proofs given in the text and in class. [2.4] Students will be able to prove theorems on their own, and will deduce how to apply theory to solving assigned problems.
Problem Solving: [3.1 and 3.2] Students will solve numerous assigned problems using routine application of basic statistical theory, and in some cases non-routine application of a variety of results from other areas of mathematics.
Technology: [3.1] Students will appropriately use a computer statistical package (Minitab) to assist them in solving some statistical problems.
Communication: [ 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3] Students will accurately and appropriately use the language of mathematics for oral in-class presentations of solutions to problems and in written solutions to problems on assignments and exams.
Text: Probability and Statistical Inference, 6th ed. Hogg and Tanis. Prentice Hall, 2001.
Content: Review of Basic Concepts
Sampling Distribution Theory
References: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 4rd edition. Moore and McCabe. Freeman, 2003.
Your calculus text.
Grading: mid-semester exam 100 points
homework 200 points
in-class presentations 200 points
final exam (cumulative) 100 points
total 600 points
ADA Statement: If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this class, please see me and Wayne Wojciechowski, the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator (MC320, 796-3085) within ten days to discuss your accommodation needs.