Summer Semester 2002

I&MSE 317: Probability and Statistical Models

Objectives:

Materials:
Text: Devore, Jay L. 2000. Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, 5th edition. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole.
Ryan, Barbara, and Brian L. Joiner. 2001. Minitab Handbook, 4th edition. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole.

Recommended references:

Course Outline:

Topics and Text Chapters

Introduction

1

Descriptive statistics

1

Probabilistic concepts

2

Discrete random variables

3

Continuous random variables

4

Joint probability distributions

5

Point estimation

6

Confidence intervals

7

Hypothesis testing

8 & 9

Simple linear regression:

12

Administration:


Grades will be computed to a scale of 1000. For example, suppose the first examination contains questions totaling 100 points. Its percentage weight of 1000 is 300, so your score would be multiplied by 3.

Statement from the Office of the Provost on academic ethics.

Specifically, the class runs under the honor code governing all College of Engineering classes. Each examination will have a closed-book portion followed by an open-book (and notes) portion. In the closed-book portion, you will write expository paragraphs on fundamental concepts. No closed-book question will require usage of a memorized formula. In the open-book portion, you will work problems similar to those assigned as homework and/or discussed in class.

Computer software availability:
The Engineering Laboratory Building microcomputer laboratory has the newest version (v13.2) of MINITAB for Windows, plus Excel (Microsoft Office spreadsheet) 5.0. Manuals for each of these are available there for in-room use.

Availability of help:

Useful Web Sites: