Introductory Probability and Statistics STAT 21, Section 2, Spring 2009

Important Note:
The final exam is on Wednesday May 20th, 8-11 am. Do not sign up for this course if you cannot take the final exam at the scheduled time!
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Instructions for the final:
The final is on Wednesday May 20th, 8-11 am in A0001 Hearst Annex
- Seat yourselves leaving at least one space between each person.
- Two pages of handwritten notes are allowed, both sides of each.
- Bring your own calculator and make sure it works. I am not responsible for finding you another one if it stops working.
- Normal tables will be provided
- Work out all answers in decimals to at least two decimal places.
- Explain the reasoning or show your work on all questions.

Problems for practice and the solutions are here.

Review for final by Chinghway: Sunday May 17,
110 Barrows from 3-5pm.

Office Hours until May 19th:
Nayantara: Tuesday, 1.30-3 pm and Friday 2-3pm  in Evans 325.
Chinghway: Tu 10-11am, 5-6pm, W 2.30-3.30pm in 307 Evans
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Class Timings :  Tu-Th 8-9.30 am, 277 Cory.
Web page :  http://stat.berkeley.edu/~nayan/STAT21/index.html
Text : Statistics, by Freeedman, Pisani and Purves, 4th ed.


Instructor :  Nayantara Bhatnagar (email: nayan @ stat.berkeley.edu)
Office Hours :
Tuesday, 1.30-3 pm and Friday 2-3pm  in Evans 325.
GSI: Chinghway Lim, (lim @ stat.berkeley.edu), Office Hours:
Tu 10-11am, 5-6pm, W 2.30-3.30pm at 307 Evans

Study Groups Meetings at SLC: The study group leader is Aneesh Kadakia (aneeshkadakia @ gmail.com).
Students are encouraged to attend the group meetings at the Learning Center. Other services at the center, including drop-in-tutoring and exam reviews are also recommended.

Midterm 1: February 26. You may refer to a single page of  handwritten notes. Bring your own calculator - but no programmable calculators. Normal tables will be provided (do not use your own).
Midterm 2: April 21. You may refer to a single page of  handwritten notes, both sides of a page. Bring your own calculator - no programmable calculators. Normal tables will be provided (do not use your own).
Final: Wed May 20th, 8-11 am.
Midterms will be during lecture hours. No make up Final/Midterm will be given.
No one may take the Midterm/Final exam early.

Grading: The maximum of  (20% HW, 30% midterms, 50% final) and (20% HW, 10% midterms and 70% final).

Homework: Home work will be assigned and due weekly. No late homeworks will be accepted. Homeworks should be turned in at the front of the class before 8.10 am.

Here are problems on probability for practice from Ani Adhikaris course. Check against the solutions.

All problems are from Statistics, by Freedman, Pisani and Purves and are in Chapter.section[Problems] format.
1. Jan 29, Due Feb 5, 3.Review[2,5,7,8,10],  4.Review[3 (give reasoning) ,5,6,7,9]
2. Feb 5, Due Feb12, 4.Review[8,10,12], 5.Review[1,3,5,7,9,10,12]
3. Feb 12, Due Feb 19, 8.Review[1,5,8,9,11], 9.Review[2,4,6,9,10]
4. Feb 20, due Feb 26 8. Review[12], 9.Review[5,8,12]
5. Feb 28, due Mar 5, 10.Review[4,9,10], 11.Review[3,4,5,10,12], 12.Review[1,2]
6.
Mar 5, due Mar 12, 12.Review[5,6,7,8,9,10,12]. 13.Review[1,2,3]
7. Mar 12, due Mar 19, 13.Review[6,7,8,9,12], 14.Review[3,4,7,9,10]
8. Mar 19, due Apr 2, 14.Review[11,12,13], 15.Review[4,9,10,11], 16.Review[6,9,10]
9. Apr 2, due Apr 9, 16.Review[5], 17.Review[1,2,4,5,6], 18.Review[2,3,4,12]
10. Apr 11, due Apr 16, 18.Review[5], 19.Review[6,10,11], 20.Review[1,3,5,7,8,12]
11. Apr 16, due Apr 23, 20.Review[4,6,11], 21.Review[1,3,4,5,7,8,11]
12. Apr 25, due Apr 30, 23.Review[3,4,5,7,8,10,12] 26.Review[1,2,3]
13. Apr 30, due May 7, 26.Review[4,5,7,8,9], 27.Review[2,3,4,6,9]

Lecture plan by week: The following is an approximate plan and may change. The exact dates for the midterms may be changed.


Week Dates Topic Chapters
1 January 20-22
Introduction, Average and SD, Histograms (1, 2), 4, 3
2 January 27-29
Histograms, Normal curve 3, 4, 5
3
February 3-12
Correlation, Regression
8, 9, 10
4
February 17-24
Regression
10, 11, 12

February 26
MIDTERM 1
1-5, 8,9
5
March 3-5
Probability, Random Variables
13, 14
6
March 10-12
Independence, Binomial Formula
14, 15
7 March 17-19
Chance Variability, Standard error
16
8 March 31 - April 2
Normal curve and approximation 17, 18
9 April 7 - 9
Sampling, Sampling Error
19, 20
10 April 14-16
Inference, Computing average & SD from draws
21, 23

April 21
MIDTERM 2
10-12, 13-18
11
April 23 Tests of significance 26
12
April 28-30
Tests Of Significance
26,27
15 May 4-7
Review

May 20
FINAL EXAM 8.00-11.00 am