We will be covering Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions, Combinatorics,
Conditional Probability, Distributions and Densities, Expected Value and Variance,
Sums of Random Variables, the Law of Large Numbers, the Central Limit Theorm, Hypothesis
Testing, and Confidence Intervals.
Centenary assures students with disabilities equal opportunity to reach the same level of
achievement as other students. Strict confidentiality will be maintained on students with
disabilities. Services for students with disabilities are available through the
, located on the ground floor of Rotary Residence Hall, phone (318) 869-5424.
All students are bound by the Honor System. The Honor System is applicable to all academic
work. See the Centenary College Handbook
for the complete Honor Code
All homework you write and turn in for a grade is understood to be pledged. You
may discuss topics with other students and tutors, but all homework you write must be your
own, and you must be able to explain to me how it works.
Extensions and rescheduling for labs, projects, exams and quizzes are only given when
circumstances beyond your control (e.g. being sick, choir or sports travel)
prevent you from completing a project on time. You must notify me either by
email or phone of your circumstances well in advance of the due date.
No extensions are given for requests made within three days of the due date.
Quizzes and Participation
You are encouraged to attend class and participate in discussions every day.
Sporadically throughout the semester, there will be short quizzes covering
material from the
previous class. These quizzes will serve as records of your attendance, and in total they
will comprise 5% of your final grade. Active participation in class discussions will
comprise another 5% of your final grade. This will be awarded for answering questions, asking questions,
presenting material, etc.
Extra credit for this course can be earned by participating in the
Centenary Math Problem of the Week
(POTW). Each reasonable submission will be worth an
additional 0.5% toward your final grade, CC me with your submission for credit. A maximum
of 7% extra credit can be applied to your final grade.
We will be using the textbook straight-through, covering Chapters 1 - 9.
We will also be using additional supplemental material such as
and background material when covering statistics.
Readings will be assigned before material will be covered in class. You are expected
to review the material and come to class prepared. As readings are assigned,
they will be posted here.
- Jan 11 - Chapter 1
- Jan 18 - Chapter 2
- Jan 28 - Chapter 3
- Feb 9 - Chapter 4
- Feb 25 - Chapter 5
- Mar 16 - Chapter 6
- Apr 6 - Chapter 7
- Apr 13 - Chapter 8
- Apr 15 - Chapter 9
Much of your experience with probability and statistics in this course will be through
which will comprise 40% of your final grade. All homeworks are weighted equally within the Lab
portion of your final grade.
- Due Jan 21st: pg 35 - 40: #6, 7, 11, 12, 22, 23, 29, 30
- Due Feb 2nd: pg 71 - 74: #2, 5, 8, 12
- Due Feb 9th: pg 88: #4, 11, 16, 23
- Due Feb 12th: pg 114: #8, 13, 19, 22, 26, 27, 31
- Due Feb 26th: pg 151: #6, 7, 12, 18, 19, 27, 63b
- Due Mar 9th: pg 197: #3, 4, 13, 14, 22, 28, 29, 42, 43, 45
- Due Mar 30th: pg 247: #5, 8, 13, 18, 22, 30, 36
- Due Apr 15th: pg 278: #3, 11 pg 289 #2, 3 pg 302 #9, 11, and
Chi Square Question
- Practice Exam Problems: pg 312 #1, 11, pg 338 #5, 13, and
There will be two exams, each worth 25% of your final grade.
- Exam 1: March 11th - March 15th
- Exam 2: May 5th, 12-3pm
Your final grade for this course will be based on the Labs, Projects, Quizzes, Exams and
Participation described above.
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