MATH 467 -- Continuous Probability and Mathematical Statistics and MAT 554 -- Introduction to the Theory of Statistics

 INSTRUCTOR: Prof. KARIN REINHOLD Office: ES 123A Phone: 442-4641 e-mail: reinhold@albany.edu Class Time: MWF 12:35-1:30pm. Room: ES144 Office Hours: MWH:11-12am TEXT: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics by Hogg & Craig Pearson, Prentice Hall MAT 467: calss number 17650 MAT 554: class number 17651

Homework Sept 15: Sec 1.6: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8. Sec 1.7: 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 20, 22, 24.
Sep 17: Sec 1.8: 3, 45, 6, 7, 10.

Course description:

This course builds the mathematical backgound for statistical theory. We will cover: random variables and their properties, multivariate distributions, some special distributions including the normal, t, Chi--square, F, and the bivariate normal. The Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals and maximum likelihood estimators. The objective of the course is not only to learn about these topcs but learn familiarity using them as well.

The grade in the course will be based on (a) 50% Homework assignments, (b) 20% Midterm exam and (c) 30% Final Exam. The course will be on Blackboard, where you can see your grades and homework assignments. Grade scale (in percentage of total grade): 100-94 = A, 93-87=A-, 86-81=B+, 80-75=B, 74-69=B-, 68-63=C+,62-57=C, 56-50=C-.

It is your responsibility to be aware of the dates of the exams and the content and due date of assignments. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to be aware of the topics discussed during that class, the assigned homework and the possibly given assignment. There are no make ups for in-class quizzes missed.

There is no reason to miss an exam other than getting sick (bring note from doctor), being on a team that has a game at the same time an exam is given (bring a note from your coach), or a death or serious illness in your family (bring a note from your family). In the event you can not attend an exam, you must notify me in advance, otherwise your grade for that exam will be 0. You can contact me by phone (leave a message if I'm not in), stop by my office (leave a note if I'm not in) or send me an e-mail.

EXAM SCHEDULE: (subject to change)
Midterm Exam: Oct 22
Final Exam: as scheduled by the Univ.

Students with documented disabilities will be reasonably accomodated. Please contact the Disability Resource Center (CC 137, 442-5490). This office helps students obtain documentation and helps with the accomodations needed.