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Math 344: Regression Analysis
Fall 2018 Course Syllabus

NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

Course Information

Course Description: This course introduces the methods for fitting and interpreting regression models. Topics include ordinary least squares, inference for the Normal regression model, model diagnostics and test of fit, transformation of data, qualitative predictors, effects of measurement error, and model selection.

Number of Credits: 3

Prerequisites:  Math 341 with a grade of C or better and Math 333 with grade of C or better

Course-Section and Instructors

Course-Section Instructor
Math 344-001 Professor Y. Fang

Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Fall 2018 Office Hours and Emails

Required Textbook:

Title Applied Linear Regression Models
Author Kutner, Nachtsheim and Neter
Edition 4th
Publisher McGraw-Hill
ISBN # 0-072386916

University-wide Withdrawal Date: The last day to withdraw with a W is Monday, November 12, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.

Policies

DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:

Assignments 30%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 40%

Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.

A 90 - 100 C 50 - 59
B+ 80 - 89 D 40 - 49
B 70 - 79 F 0 - 39
C+ 60 - 69

Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Exams: There will be one midterm exams (in-class part plus take-home part) during the semester and one comprehensive final exam (in-class part plus take-home part). Exams are held on the following days:

Midterm Exam I October 22, 2018
Final Exam Period December 15 - 21, 2018

The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Makeup Exam Policy: There will be No make-up QUIZZES OR EXAMS during the semester. In the event an exam is not taken under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the exam, the student should contact the Dean of Students office and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor’s note, police report, court notice, etc. clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem. The student must also notify the Math Department Office/Instructor that the exam will be missed.

Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.

Additional Resources

Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Lower Level, Rm. G11 (See: Fall 2018 Hours)

Further Assistance: For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed on the Math Department's webpage for Instructor Office Hours and Emails.

All students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. The Department of Mathematical Sciences takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.

If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 973-596-5417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.

For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:

Important Dates (See: Fall 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)

Date Day Event
September 4, 2018 T First Day of Classes
September 10, 2018 M Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
November 12, 2018 M Last Day to Withdraw
November 20, 2018 T Thursday Classes Meet
November 21, 2018 W Friday Classes Meet
November 22 - 25, 2018 R - Su Thanksgiving Recess
December 12, 2018 W Last Day of Classes
December 13 & 14, 2018 R & F Reading Days
December 15 - 21, 2018 Sa - F Final Exam Period

Course Outline

Week Monday Topic Thursday Topic Notes
1  Sep 3  Labor Day  Sep 6  Introduction to linear reg
2  Sep 10  Introduction to R  Sep 13  Introduction to R (cont’d)  
3  Sep 17  Chapter 1 (I)  Sep 20  Chapter 1 (II)
4  Sep 24  Chapter 2 (I)  Sep 27  Chapter 2 (II)
5  Oct 1  Chapter 2 (II)  Oct 4  Chapter 2 (IV)
6  Oct 8  Chapter 3 (I)  Oct 11  Chapter 3 (II)
7  Oct 15  Chapter 3 (III)  Oct 18 Midterm exam review 
8  Oct 22 In-class
midterm exam
 Oct 25  Chapter 5 (I)  Midterm exam
9  Oct 29  Chapter 5 (II)  Nov 1  Chapter 5 (III)   
10  Nov 5  Chapter 6 (I)  Nov 8  Chapter 6 (II)
11  Nov 12  Chapter 7 (I)  Nov 15  Chapter 7 (II)
12  Nov 19  Chapter 8 (I)  Nov 20*  Chapter 8 (II)  Thanksgiving
13  Nov 26  Chapter 9 (I)  Nov 29  Chapter 9 (II)
14  Dec 3  Chapter 10 (I)  Dec 6  Chapter 10 (II)
15  Dec 10 Final Exam review  Dec 13  Reading day  
16  Dec 17    Dec 20    Exams Dec 15 - 21

Updated by Professor Y. Fang - 9/4/2017
Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabus, Fall 2018