Introduction to StatisticsSpring 2008

Wednesdays 2:10 ~ 5:00 PM

Instructor: Dr. Berlin Chen (陳柏琳)

Tentative List of Topics:

2/27 Course Overview & Introduction 3/05 Sampling and Descriptive Statistics 3/12 Quick Review of Probability HW-01: (Chapter 1) Supplementary Exercises 6, 8, 18 (Due: 03/19)

3/19 Propagation of Error 3/26 Probability Distributions and Parameter Estimation HW-02: (Chapter 2) Exercises (Section 2.5) 4;

Exercises (Section 2.6) 4, 8 (Due: 04/09)4/02 Spring BreakHW-03: (Chapter 3) Supplementary Exercises 8, 14, 16 (Due: 04/09)4/09 Simulation 4/16 Break(Speech Workshop)4/23 Confidence Intervals 4/30 Confidence Intervals HW-04: (Chapter 4) Supplementary Exercises 8, 12, 20 (Due: 05/07)5/07 MidtermScope: Chapters 1-45/14 Hypothesis Testing HW-05: (Chapter 6) Exercises (Section 6.2) 18; Exercises (Section 6.8) 4; (Due: 05/28)

5/21 Hypothesis Testing 5/28 Data Analysis and Dimension Reduction* HW-06: Data Analysis and Dimension Reduction (MaleData , FemaleData) (Due: 06/11)6/04 Correlation and Simple Linear Regression 6/11 Multiple Regression

Data Cleansing and Preparation (Tentative)6/18 Final(open notes)Scope: Chapters 5-8

Textbook:

1. William C. Navidi, “Statistics for Engineers and Scientists,” McGraw-Hill (2 edition, 2007)

References:

1 Prem S. Mann, "Introductory Statistics," Wesley, (6 edition, 2007) 2 Ethem Alpaydin, Introduction to Machine Learning, MIT Press, 2004