Welcome to Math 108

Me: Mark Steinberger
Office: ES136B
Hours:MWF 1:25-2:20
Email: mark@csc.albany.edu
Home page:   http://math.albany.edu:8000/~mark

Course Information
Book: Statistics (third edition), Freedman, Pisani and Purves
Handout on Chi-squared
Exams: 3 in-class exams and one final
Grading: Each in-class exam is worth 20% of your grade. The final is worth 40%. Credit is given for improvement on the final.
Homework: http://nyjm.albany.edu:8000/~mark/classes/108/hmwk.html

Final Exam: Monday, December 16, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Dates for the first two exams will be announced in class. Exam 3 is on December 4.

Attendance in class is vital to your success in it. If you are forced to miss class, you must contact someone who attended and get the notes.

Because of this, it is valuable to get to know others in the class and exchange contact information. But that is valuable for other reasons, too. Mathematical sciences are much easier to learn if you can verbalize your questions and answers. (I suspect this is useful in other disciplines, too.) Group discussions and problem sessions can make your studies much more efficient than they would be otherwise.

For the same reason, you are encouraged to come to office hours.

Here is the first exam from Fall 2002 and its solutions.

Here is the first exam from Spring '96 and its answer key.

Here is the first exam from Fall '96.

Here are the solutions to the first exam from Spring 2000.

Here is a pdf version of the first exam from Fall 1998. Here are its solutions.

Here is the first exam from Spring 1998. It uses two minitab worksheets:

Here are the solutions.

For comparison, here is the first exam from Fall 1996. We did not use minitab that semester.

Here are some old versions of Exam 2:

Some old versions of Exam 3:

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