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MATH 125 : Introductory Statistics

Credits: 3

Course Description: Topics include introductory statistics, covering descriptive statistics; introductory probability sufficient to enable development of inferential statistics; and inferential statistics.

Pre-Requisites: Math Placement Test or MATH 114Q or 115 or 124 or 129 or 130 or 140.

Sample Materials

Topics:
Chapters 1-3:
Design of experiments; Observational Studies and the Histogram
Chapters 4-5:
The Average and Standard Deviation; the Normal approx. of data
Chapters 8-9:
Correlation; More about Correlation.
Chapters 10-11:
Regression; RMS Error for Regression.
Chapters 6, 7 & 12:
Measurement Error; Plotting points & lines; the Regression line.
Chapters 13-14:
What are chances? More about chance.
Chapters 15-17:
The Binomial formula, the Law of Averages, Expected value and standard error
Chapter 18:
Normal approximation for Probability Histograms.
Chapters 19-21:
Sample surveys, chance errors in sampling and accuracy of percentages
Chapters 22-23:
Measuring employment and unemployment; the accuracy of averages
Chapters 6, 24 & 26:
Model for measuring error; Tests of significance
Chapters 25.1, 27.1, 27.2, 28.1, - 28.4:
More tests on averages; Chi-Square test
Chapter 29:
A closer look at test for significance
Spring 2018 Schedule:

Section Meetings Instructor Comments
001
MWF 08:00am - 08:50am
Wibiralske, Charles
002
MWF 09:00am - 09:50am
Reif, Isaac
003
MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Poweigha, Tonyo
004
MWF 01:00pm - 01:50pm
Poweigha, Tonyo
005
MW 07:00pm - 08:15pm
Street, Artis
006
TuTh 08:00am - 09:15am
Cooper, Joseph
007
TuTh 09:30am - 10:45am
Cooper, Joseph
008
TuTh 02:00pm - 03:15pm
Gubankova, Elena
009
TuTh 04:00pm - 05:15pm
Riepel, Brianna
010
TuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm
Fratto, Thomas
01C
Th 06:00pm - 09:15pm
Gubankova, Elena


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