Elements of Statistics I

Spring Semester 1997
MATH 130.05 (3 credits), Tu Th, 2:30PM-3:45PM, Wickersham 107
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 8AM-9AM (MTu_ThF), 10AM-11AM (W), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Textbook:
Elementary Statistics, 6th edition, Mario F. Triola, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. Specially marked homework problems will be collected to be graded and returned to the student. This course covers a great deal of material. The homework assignments are designed to reinforce and test your knowledge of the topics covered in the classroom. You will be at a disadvantage on tests and the exam if you do not complete all the homework problems as they are assigned.
Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Tests 60%
Exam 25%
Homework 15%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
Readings:
The following schedule lists the textbook sections expected to be covered on given dates (the dates are in parentheses).
Week Tuesday Thursday
1 (1/28) 1.1-1.3 (1/30) 1.4, 1.5
2 (2/04) 2.1-2.3 (2/06) 2.4, 2.5
3 (2/11) 2.6, 2.7 (2/13) Test #1
4 (2/18) 3.1-3.3 (2/20) 3.4, 3.6
5 (2/25) 3.5 (2/27) 4.1-4.3
6 (3/04) 4.4 (3/06) Review
7 (3/11) Test #2 (3/13) 5.1, 5.2
8 (3/18) 5.3, 5.4 (3/20) 5.5
9 (4/01) 6.1, 6.2 (4/03) 6.3, 6.4
10 (4/08) Review (4/10) Test #3
11 (4/15) 7.1, 7.2 (4/17) 7.3, 7.4
12 (4/22) 7.5, 7.6 (4/24) 8.1, 8.3
13 (4/29) 8.5, 8.6 (5/01) Review
14 (5/06) Test #4 (5/08) Course Review

The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 1997 from 10:15AM until 12:15PM.

Final Word:
Math is not a spectator sport. What you learn from this course and your final grade depend mainly on the amount of work you put forth. Daily contact with the material through homework assignments and review of notes taken during lectures is extremely important.

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