STA114/MTH136: Statistics

Text:DeGroot & Schervish, Probability and Statistics (3rd or 4th edn)
Note: This syllabus was last revised , and may be superceded by later versions (future homework assignments change the most). Please consult the 136/114 home page for further information about the course. Numbers beginning each line below are approximate Chapter numbers from DeGroot & Schervish; "a/b" is chap a in (3/e), chap b in (4/e) (because of the newly inserted Chapter 6). Note lectures often contain additional material not covered in the text.

Syllabus

ChWeekTopicsAssignments
1-5/6Jan 13 Overview & Review of Probability HW 1 Jan 27
5/6Jan 18-20 Probability Review of CoV & MV Normal HW 1 Jan 27
6/7.Jan 25-27 Bayesian Estimation (D/A ends Wed Jan 26) HW 2 Feb 3
6/7.Feb 01-03 Maximum Likelihood Estimation HW 3 Feb 10
6/7.Feb 08-10 Expo Fams, Sufficiency, & Rao-Blackwell HW 4 Feb 17
7/8.Feb 15-17 Samp'g Dist's of Est's I: χ2, X-bar, S2 HW 5 Feb 24
7/8.Feb 22-24 Sampling Dist's of Estimators II HW 6 Mar 01
1-7/8.4Mar 01-03 Review, 1st Midterm (Thu Mar 03) PDF sheet (Hist, Avg)
Mar 05-13 Spring Recess (Midterm grades reported Fri 02/25)
7/8.7-8.Mar 15-17 Fisher Information & Efficiency HW 7 Mar 24
8/9.1-3.Mar 22-24 Simple Hypotheses, N-P, UMP Tests HW 8 Mar 31
8/9.4-7.Mar 29-31 One- and Two-Sided Tests & MLRs HW 9 Apr 7
8/9.8-9Apr 05-07 Bayesian Testing; Review for Midterm HW 10 Apr 14
6-8/7-9Apr 12-14 Review and 2nd Midterm (Tue Apr 14) (Hist, Avg)
9/10.1-3Apr 19-21 Categorical Data, GLRs, and χ2 Tests HW 11 Apr 21
9/10.5,7+x.Apr 26 What's next? Simulation, Regression, Modeling, Processes, ...
6-9/7-10May 02 Cumulative Final Examination (Mon, 7-10pm) (Hist, Avg)