MATH 260   

Introduction to Statistics
Spring 2019

 

 Until the phenomena of any branch of knowledge have been submitted to a measurement and number it cannot assume the status and dignity of a science” -Francis Galton

                                                

                                                 Example Set of Exams

                                                       

Instructor:     Dilek Koksal

 Room: SA-105(Faculty of Science A-Block), ext: 2132
 E-mail :
dilek@fen.bilkent.edu.tr
 Office Hours:
  Wednesday 10:40-12:30 and  Friday 14:40-15:30

Assistants:    

      

 Class Schedule:

             Section 01         Wednesday          13:40 - 15:30         Room # B Z04

                                       Friday                15:40 -16:30           Room # B Z04

             Section 02         Tuesday             13:40 - 15:30           Room # B Z01 

                                       Thursday           15:40 - 16:30            Room # B Z01 

             Section 03        Monday             10:40 - 12:30            Room # B Z01 

                                      Thursday           9:40 -10:30               Room # B Z01 

Textbook:

 Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences
 Jay L. Devore; 9-th Edition  Cengage Learning, 2014
   

Supplementary Textbook:

 Introduction to Probability  Theory and Statistical Inference
 Harold J. Larson,  John Wiley & Sons, 1982

 

 Exams & Grading :

       1st Midterm (27%)
                     Date:  March 13, 2019 ( Wednesday )
                     Time: 20:00                    

         2nd Midterm (27%)
                      Date:  April 17, 2019 ( Wednesday )                                                                                  Time: 20:00               

         Final Exam (34%)    Will be scheduled...

Attendance :   Attendance will be taken regularly.

      Homework ( 12% )    6 homework . Homework assignments will be posted to Moodle on Wednesday of homework-weeks  (See syllabus below), they will be collected one week later and solutions of the homework questions will be posted to Moodle.

                                               IMPORTANT  

 

·   Student will be qualified to take the final exam if his/her total of midterm grades is 40 out of 200.

 

·   Students who do not have least total score of 40 out of 200 will be given an FZ grade.

·  Students who have missed a midterm exam and have valid, well-documented excuse can take a makeup of it. A single makeup exam will be given few days after the second midterm exam.

·    Reserved 4-th hour will be used in some weeks, this will be announced in the class.

§    Usage of a statistical software such as MINITAB is encouraged.

· This course is not a regular math course! It involves qualitative thinking and more words than other mathematics courses. 

 

            Syllabus (Tentative)

Week                            Subjects

1. Feb. 4       Descriptive Statistics.

2. Feb. 11     Statistics and Their Distributions.

3. Feb. 18       Some General Concepts of Point Estimation.  Methods of Point Estimation. (Hw1) 

4. Feb. 25       Statistical Intervals Based on a Single Sample (Hw 2)

5. March. 4     Statistical Intervals Based on Two Samples. 

6. March 11      Review, Applications & the First Midterm

                          (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 20:00)

7. March 18    Tests of Hypotheses Based on a Single Sample

8. March 25    Tests of Hypotheses Based on Two Samples (Hw 3)  

9. April 1       Goodness-of-Fit Tests when Category Probabilities are Completely Specified

10. April 8      Two-way Contingency Tables  (Hw 4)

11. April 15     Review, Applications and the Second Midterm.

                                   (Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 20:00)

12. April 24   Simple Linear Regression and Correlation

13. April 29     Simple Linear Regression and Correlation (Cont.). (Hw 5)       

14. May 6      Nonlinear and Multiple Regression Analysis. (Hw 6)

15. May 13     Multiple Regression Analysis and its Applications

 

&   FINALS...