Instructor: Paul J. Smith, Statistics
Program
Textbook: Devore, J. L. (2015). Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (9th edition). Brooks/Cole.
Prerequisite: MATH 141 or MATH 131: Calculus II with minimum grade of C-, or permission of department.
Teaching format: Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, STAT 400 will be taught on line using ELMS and Zoom. We will meet virtually during the scheduled class time, I will upload class notes to ELMS and the sessions will be recorded on ELMS. During the scheduled class time, we will have two way video contact and live interaction. If you are unfamiliar with the technology, see the Keep Learning website here.
Course Description:
STAT 400 is the first semester of a calculus-based introductory course in probability and statistics. Probability is the mathematical treatment of random phenomena, and statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data subject to random variation. The course emphasizes applicable mathematics rather than abstract theory, and concepts will be illustrated using real-world examples wherever possible.Topics:This course is not like the mathematics courses that you have taken in the past. Probability and statistics require a novel style of thinking and there will be a continual flow of new concepts and ideas. It is essential to stay current in the course and to work as many exercises as possible to master the material.
Because there are so many new ideas and concepts in STAT 400, it will not be possible to review techniques from algebra or calculus that are used extensively in the course. You must be proficient in algebra and calculus. Click here for a list of essential topics.
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