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Math 105-141: Elementary Probability and Statistics
Summer 2018 Course Syllabus

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Course Information

Course Description: Consider notions of probability. Topics include the binomial and normal distributions, expected value, and variance. The notions of sampling, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals are applied to elementary situations.

Number of Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None.

Course-Section and Instructors

Course-Section Instructor
Math 105-141 Professor P. Rana

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

Required Textbook:

Title Understanding Basic Statistics
Author Brase and Brase
Edition 7th
Publisher Cengage
ISBN # 978-1305254060

Withdrawal Date: Please see the Summer 2018 Academic Calendar for the last day to withdraw based on the summer session you are registered for.

Course Goals

Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to acquaint students with basic concepts and methods in statistics and probability and demonstrate real world applications using examples drawn from various fields. Topics to be covered include sampling, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, notions of probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

Course Outcomes

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:

Homework 10%
Quizzes 15%
Midterm Exam I 20%
Midterm Exam II 20%
Final Exam 35%

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

A 90 - 100 C 65 - 74
B+ 85 - 89 D 55 - 64
B 80 - 84 F 0 - 54
C+ 75 - 79

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.

Homework and Quiz Policy: Homework will be assigned every week. Either homework will be collected or a quiz will be given in class.

Exams: There will be two midterm exams held during the semester and one comprehensive common final exam. Exams are held on the following days:

Midterm Exam I June 13, 2018
Midterm Exam II June 27, 2018
Final Exam July 16, 2018

Makeup Exam Policy: To properly report your absence from a midterm or final exam, please review and follow the required steps under the DMS Examination Policy found here:

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.

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, Room G11 (Summer Hours: TBA)

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.  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: Summer 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)

Date Event
May 21, 2018 First Day of Classes
May 22, 2018 Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
May 28, 2018 University Closed for Memorial Day
June 25, 2018 Last Day of First Summer Session
July 4, 2018 University Closed for Independence Day
July 16, 2018 Last Day of Middle Summer Session
August 6, 2018 Last Day of Full and Second Summer Sessions

Course Outline

Day Date Section # Topics Tentative HW
1 Mon, May 21st 1.1 – 1.3 Statistics and Sampling 1.1  #s 9, 11, 13, 15
1.2  #s 5, 7, 8
2 Wed, May 23rd 2.1 – 2.3 Organizing Data CRP, pg. 79
#s 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
3 Wed, M a y 30th 3.1 - 3.3 Averages and Variation 3.1 #s 9,14,17,26
3.2 #s 13,19 (b,c,d)
3.3 #s 5, 7, 11
4 Mon, June 4th 4.1 – 4.2 Correlation and Regression CRP, pg. 181
#s 2, 4, 5, 8, 10
5 Wed, June 6th 5.1 – 5.2 Probability Theory 5.1 #s 9, 11, 19, 23
6 Mon, June 11th 5.2 - 5.3 Probability Theory / Review 5.2 #s 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 27
7 Wed, June 13th MID-TERM 1
(Ch. 1.1 – 5.3)
8 Mon, June 18th 6.1 – 6.3 Binomial Distribution 6.1 #s 3, 13, 14
6.2 #s 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19
9 Wed, June 20th 7.1 – 7.3 Normal Curves 7.1 #s 5, 7, 9, 11
7.2 #s 5, 9
10 Mon, June 25th 7.4 – 7.6 Sampling Distribution 7.5 #s 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18
7.6 #s 3, 7, 9, 11, 13
11 Wed, June 27th MID-TERM 2
(Ch. 6.1 – 7.6)
12 Mon, July 2nd 8.1 – 8.3 Normal Approximation, Estimating Mean, Estimating Proportions 8.1 #s 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 22
8.2 #s 7, 11, 13, 15, 17
8.3 #s 3, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 25
13 Wed, July 9th 9.1 -9.2 Hypothesis Testing, Testing the Mean 9.1 #s 11, 13, 15, 17, 19
9.2 #s 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 22
14 Mon, July 11th 9.3 Testing a Proportion / Review 9.3 #s 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19
15 Wed, July 16th CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM
(Ch. 1.1 – 9.3)

Updated by Professor Priyanka Rana - 5/18/2018
Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabus, Summer 2018