Math 5203 Statistics I (Probability) Fall 2002
1. Instructor: Todd Smith Email: tsmith@westga.edu
Office: Boyd
321 Phone: 7708364351
2. Textbook: Mathematical Statistics, 6^{th}
Ed., 1999 John E. Freund, Prentice Hall Publishers
3. Homeworks and Quizzes: Homework is due in class every Monday. Homework solutions will be made available
each week on reserve in the library after class. Homework assignments are subject to change during the
semester. Every Wednesday, except for
those days mentioned in the syllabus, there will be a ten minute quiz in class
based on the homework problems. There
will be no makeup quizzes for undocumented absences. There are a total of 15 quizzes during the
semester. The best 10 will be counted
for the semester grade.
4. Special Projects: Throughout the semester, special projects
will be assigned based on material covered in class and current homework
assignments.
5. Attendance: Quizzes will be given in class every
Wednesday (except as noted). Missing 5
quizzes or more will be considered excessive absences and will be grounds for
dismissal from the class with a grade of "WF".
6. Exams: There are two midterm exams and a final
exam. Makeup exams will be given
only for the most compelling and extraordinary reason. All makeup exams must be requested from the
instructor in advance of the original exam, and excuses must be
documented.
7. Academic dishonesty is defined in the UWG
student handbook. Any instance of
Academic misconduct on an exam or quiz will result in loss of all credit for
the semester and receipt of an F or WF grade.
Appeal procedures following such a judgement are also found in the
student handbook.
8. Grading Policy: quizzes 15%
Exam
I 20%
Exam
II 20%
Special
Projects 20%
Final
Exam 25%
9. Some Important Dates: Wednesday, Aug
21 Last day to add
Monday, Sept 2 Labor
Day Holiday
Friday, Sept 20 Exam I
Thursday, Oct 10 Last
day to withdraw "W"
Friday, Oct 25 Exam II
Wednesday, Nov 2729 Thanksgiving
Recess
Dec
913 Final Exam Week
10. The State University of West Georgia adheres
to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any student with a documented disability
(e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to
arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the instructor and Disability
Support Services (8366428) at the beginning of the semester.
11. Calculator: A graphing programmable calculator is
required for this course. A TI83 is
recommended, but a TI82, TI85, TI86, TI89, TI92, or comparable Sharp or
Casio will suffice. A TI81 will not
suffice.
12. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the semester, the student should
be able to:
a)
Demonstrate proficiency in recognizing and using
several different types of probability distributions, including but not limited
to the Binomial, Poisson, Hypergeometric, Negative Binomial, Normal,
tdistribution, Fdistribution, Chisquared distribution. (L7, L11)
b)
Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of the
principles of probability. (L7, L11)
c)
Develop the formulas of the abovelisted
distributions. (L7, L11)
d)
Understand the relationships between different
distributions. (L7, L11)
Math 5203 Mathematical Probability Fall 2002
Week 
Dates 
Section 
Homework Assignment Due the Following Week 
1 
Aug 19
 23 
1.1,
1.2, 1.3, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3 
Chap 1
#59, 13, 14, 2531, 3942, 4750 Chap 2
#14, 711, 1619 
2 
Aug 26
 30 
2.4,
2.5, 2.6,
2.7, 2.8 
Chap 2
#2327, 33, 3537, 4045, 5155,
6166, 71, 7576, 8387, 9194, 100103 29, 30 
3 
Sept 4  6 
3.1,
3.2, 3.3,
3.4 
Chap 3
#27, 1113, 1619, 2831, 3741, 4547,
5153
9, 10, 14 
4 
Sept 9  13 
3.5,
3.6, 3.7 
Chap
3 #5659, 6366, 7678, 8487, 90, 9395, 103,
105, 107109 60,
6769, 91 
5 
Sept
16  20 
4.1,
4.2, 4.3 
Chap 4
#12, 79, 14, 2630, 5051 10,
11, 20, 31 
5 
Sept 20 
EXAM
1 

6 
Sept
23  27 
4.5,
4.6, 4.7, 4.8 
Chap 4
#3435, 4143, 45, 5761, 6365, 6971, 7981
40, 44, 46, 62, 68 
7 
Sept
30 
Oct 4 
5.1,
5.2, 5.3, 5.4 
Chap 5
#14, 89, 1113, 1721 
8 
Oct 7  11 
5.5,
5.6, 5.7 
Chap 5
#3740, 43, 5051, 5759, 6263, 7173, 79 
9 
Oct 14
 18 
5.8,
5.9 
Chap 5
#81, 8486 
10 
Oct 21
 25 
6.1,
6.2, 6.3, 6.4 
Chap 6
#1, 35, 1011, 19, 3335, 39 

Oct 25 
EXAM
2 

11 
Oct 28

Nov 1 
6.1,
6.2, 6.3, 6.4 
Chap 6
#2527, 4041 
12 
Nov 4  8 
6.5,
6.6, 6.7 
Chap 6
#43, 4547, 5359, 6469, 71, 7779, 8183 
13 
Nov 11
 15 
7.1,
7.2 
Chap 7
#37, 1113 
14 
Nov 18
 22 
7.3 
Chap 7
#1718, 21, 23, 26, 3031, 37, 49 
15 
Nov 25 
7.4 
Chap 7
#1718, 21, 23, 26, 3031, 37, 49 
16 
Dec 2  5 
Review 
