Elements of Statistics I
Spring 2000
MATH 130.01 (3 credits), M_W_F, 9:00AM-9:50AM, Wickersham 107

Textbook:

Elementary Statistics, 7th edition, Mario F. Triola, Addison-Wesley, 1998.

Prerequisites:

High School Algebra II or MATH 101 is the prerequisite for this course.

Instructor:

Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 2:00PM-3:00PM (MTu_ThF), 10:00AM-11:00AM (W), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
URL: http://banach.millersville.edu/~bob

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 and you are still responsible for all assignments made, material covered, and handouts given. 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. Late homework without valid excuse will not be accepted.

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 Monday Wednesday Friday
1 (01/24) 1.1,1.2 (01/26) 1.3,1.4 (01/28) 1.5
2 (01/31) MINITAB (02/02) 2.1,2.2 (02/04) 2.3,2.4
3 (02/07) 2.5 (02/09) 2.6 (02/11) 2.7, Review
4 (02/14) Test #1 (02/16) 3.1,3.2 (02/18) 3.3,3.4
5 (02/21) 3.5 (02/23) 3.6 (02/25) 4.1,4.2
6 (02/28) 4.3 (03/01) 4.4,4.5 (03/03) Review
7 (03/06) Test #2 (03/08) 5.1,5.2 (03/10) 5.3
8 (03/13) 5.4 (03/15) 5.5 (03/17) 6.1,6.2
9 Spring Break    
10 (03/27) 6.3 (03/29) 6.4,6.5 (03/31) Review
11 (04/03) Test #3 (04/05) 7.1,7.2 (04/07) 7.3
12 (04/10) 7.4 (04/12) 7.5,7.6 (04/14) 8.1,8.2
13 (04/17) 8.3 (04/19) 8.4 (04/21) 8.5
14 (04/24) 8.6 (04/26) Review (04/28) Test #4
15 (05/01) 9.1,9.2 (05/03) 9.3 (05/05) 9.4

The final exam is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2000 from 2:45PM until 4:45PM.


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