STAT/MA 416, Fall 2011

(STAT 41600-001; Banner CRN 40115)

(MA 41600-001; Banner CRN 45604)

Email: mdw@purdue.edu

Office: MATH 540

Phone: 765-496-9563

Dr. Ward is available for walk-in or scheduled appointments anytime, throughout the week.

He is also always guaranteed to be available MWF, 7:30 AM -- 8:20 AM, in MATH 540.

Email: njalalud@purdue.edu

Plan to be present at all exams. Plan to be present for class every day.

- Problem Set 1 assigned Mon, Aug 22; due Wed, Aug 24 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 2 assigned Wed, Aug 24; due Fri, Aug 26 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 3 assigned Fri, Aug 26; due Mon, Aug 29 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 4 assigned Mon, Aug 29; due Wed, Aug 31 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 5 assigned Wed, Aug 31; due Fri, Sep 2 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 6 assigned Fri, Sep 2; due Wed, Sep 7 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 7 assigned Wed, Sep 7; due Fri, Sep 9 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 8 assigned Fri, Sep 9; due Mon, Sep 12 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 9 assigned Mon, Sep 12; due Wed, Sep 14 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 10 assigned Wed, Sep 14; due Fri, Sep 16 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 11 assigned Fri, Sep 16; due Mon, Sep 19 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 12 assigned Mon, Sep 19; due Wed, Sep 21 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 13 assigned Wed, Sep 21; due Fri, Sep 23 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 14 assigned Fri, Sep 23; due Mon, Sep 26 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 15 assigned Mon, Sep 26; due Wed, Sep 28 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 16 assigned Wed, Sep 28; due Fri, Sep 30 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 17 assigned Fri, Sep 30; due Mon, Oct 3 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 18 assigned Mon, Oct 3; due Wed, Oct 5 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 19 assigned Wed, Oct 12; due Fri, Oct 14 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 20 assigned Fri, Oct 14; due Mon, Oct 17 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 21 assigned Mon, Oct 17; due Wed, Oct 19 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 22 assigned Wed, Oct 19; due Fri, Oct 21 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 23 assigned Fri, Oct 21; due Mon, Oct 24 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 24 assigned Mon, Oct 24; due Wed, Oct 26 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 25 assigned Wed, Oct 26; due Fri, Oct 28 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 26 assigned Fri, Oct 28; due Mon, Oct 31 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 27 assigned Mon, Oct 31; due Wed, Nov 2 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 28 assigned Wed, Nov 2; due Fri, Nov 4 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 29 assigned Fri, Nov 4; due Mon, Nov 7 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 30 assigned Mon, Nov 7; due Wed, Nov 9 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 31 assigned Wed, Nov 9; due Fri, Nov 11 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 32 assigned Fri, Nov 11; due Mon, Nov 14 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 33 assigned Mon, Nov 14; due Wed, Nov 17 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 34 assigned Wed, Nov 16; due Fri, Nov 19 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 35 assigned Mon, Nov 28; due Wed, Nov 30 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 36 assigned Wed, Nov 30; due Fri, Dec 2 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 37 assigned Fri, Dec 2; due Mon, Dec 5 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 38 assigned Mon, Dec 5; due Wed, Dec 7 at 9:30 AM
- Problem Set 39 assigned Wed, Dec 7; due Fri, Dec 9 at 9:30 AM

- radiolab show on "stochasticity", sent to me by Vanessa Green from the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction at Oregon Health & Science University

Week 1: | Mon, Aug 22 Ch 1: Outcomes, Events, and Sample Spaces Problem Set 1 |
Wed, Aug 24 Ch 2: Probability Problem Set 2 |
Fri, Aug 26 Ch 3: Independence Problem Set 3 |

Week 2: | Mon, Aug 29 Ch 4: Conditional Probability Problem Set 4 |
Wed, Aug 31 Ch 5: Bayes' Theorem Problem Set 5 |
Fri, Sep 2 Ch 6: Random Variables Discrete Versus Continuous Problem Set 6 |

Week 3: | Mon, Sep 5 (no lecture) Labor Day |
Wed, Sep 7 Ch 7: Mass and CDF Problem Set 7 |
Fri, Sep 9 Ch 8: Joint Mass, Joint CDF Independence, and Conditioning Problem Set 8 |

Week 4: | Mon, Sep 12 Ch 9: Expected Value of a Discrete Random Variable Problem Set 9 |
Wed, Sep 14 Ch 10: Expected Value of a Sum of Discrete Random Variables Problem Set 10 |
Fri, Sep 16 Ch 11: Expected Value of a Function of a Discrete Random Variable Variance Problem Set 11 |

Week 5: | Mon, Sep 19 Ch 12: Summary of Discrete Random Variables Problem Set 12 |
Wed, Sep 21 Ch 13: Bernoulli Random Variables Problem Set 13 |
Fri, Sep 23 Ch 14: Binomial Random Variables Problem Set 14 |

Week 6: | Mon, Sep 26 Ch 15: Geometric Random Variables Problem Set 15 |
Wed, Sep 28 Ch 16: Negative Binomial Random Variables Problem Set 16 |
Fri, Sep 30 Ch 17: Poisson Random Variables Problem Set 17 |

Week 7: | Mon, Oct 3 Ch 18: Hypergeometric Random Variables Problem Set 18 |
Wed, Oct 5 Review session; No problem set assigned. Midterm Exam 1 practice |
Fri, Oct 7 Midterm Exam 1 to be held in KRAN G016 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM (usual time) |

Week 8: | Mon, Oct 10 (no lecture) October Break |
Wed, Oct 12 Ch 22: Counting (part 1) Problem Set 19 |
Fri, Oct 14 Ch 22/23: Counting (part 2) Problem Set 20 |

Week 9: | Mon, Oct 17 Ch 24/25: Comparing Discrete and Continuous Random Variables; Probability Density Functions Problem Set 21 |
Wed, Oct 19 Ch 26: Joint Densities Problem Set 22 |
Fri, Oct 21 Ch 27: Independent Continuous Random Variables Problem Set 23 |

Week 10: | Mon, Oct 24 Ch 28: Conditional Distributions for Continuous Random Variables Notes from Oct 24 lecture Problem Set 24 |
Wed, Oct 26 Ch 29: Expected Values of Continuous Random Variables Problem Set 25 |
Fri, Oct 28 Ch 30: Expected Values of Functions of Continuous Random Variables; Variance of Continuous Random Variables Problem Set 26 |

Week 11: | Mon, Oct 31 Ch 32: Continuous Uniform Random Variables Problem Set 27 |
Wed, Nov 2 Ch 33: Exponential Random Variables; Waiting Times Problem Set 28 |
Fri, Nov 4 Ch 34: Gamma Random Variables Problem Set 29 |

Week 12: | Mon, Nov 7 Ch 36: Normal Random Variables Problem Set 30 |
Wed, Nov 9 Ch 37: Sums of Independent Normal Random Variables Problem Set 31 |
Fri, Nov 11 Ch 38: Central Limit Theorem, and Laws of Large Numbers Problem Set 32 |

Week 13: | Mon, Nov 14 Ch 39: Central Limit Theorem: Normal Approximations to Binomial Random Variables Problem Set 33 |
Wed, Nov 16 Ch 39 (part 2): Central Limit Theorem: Normal Approximations to Poisson Random Variables Problem Set 34 |
Fri, Nov 18 Ch 31 and Ch 40: Review session; No problem set assigned. |

Week 14: | Mon, Nov 21 Midterm Exam 2 to be held in KRAN G016 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM (usual time) |
Wed, Nov 23 (no lecture) Thanksgiving Vacation |
Fri, Nov 25 (no lecture) Thanksgiving Vacation |

Week 15: | Mon, Nov 28 Ch 41: Distribution of a Function of One Continuous Random Variable; also start of Ch 42: Variance of Sums of Random Variables; Covariance Problem Set 35 |
Wed, Nov 30 conclusion of Ch 42: Variance of Sums of Random Variables; Covariance; also Ch 43: Correlation Problem Set 36 |
Fri, Dec 2 Ch 44: Conditional Expectation Problem Set 37 |

Week 16: | Mon, Dec 5 Ch 45: Markov and Chebyshev Inequalities Problem Set 38 |
Wed, Dec 7 Ch 46: Order Statistics Problem Set 39 |
Fri, Dec 9 Review session; No problem set assigned. Final Exam practice. |

Final exam: Friday, December 16, 10:20 AM to 12:20 PM, in GRIS 180 |