**Instructor:**

Dr. Hongwei Long, office: SE 268, phone: 297-0810, e-mail: hlong@fau.edu

Course homepage: http://www.math.fau.edu/long/STA4443.htm

**Time and Place:**

MWF 4:00-4:50pm in BU 403.

**Office Hours:**

MWF 10:00-11:00am and 2:00-3:00pm in SE 268.

Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.

**Textbook:**

** Probability and Statistical
Inference**, 7th Edition, by Robert V. Hogg and Elliot A. Tanis, ISBN:
0-13-146413-2, Prentice Hall,

**Course Description:**

This is a first course in statistics and statistical inference. It will cover most of the Chapters 5-10 from the textbook: The Normal Distribution, Estimation, Bayesian Methods, Tests of Statistical Hypotheses, Theory of Statistical Tests, and Quality Improvement through Statistical Methods.

**Course Objectives:**

The students will be able to understand and master some basic statistical techniques with applications to data analysis.

**Prerequisites:** STA 4442 (Minimum Grade C).

**Exams:**

Midterm I |
Monday, February 11, 4:00-4:50pm in class. Closed book exam. |

Midterm II |
Monday, March 24, 4:00-4:50pm in class. Closed book exam. |

Final |
Monday, April 28, 4:00-6:30 pm, location: BU 403. Closed book exam. |

**Quizzes:**

We will have 6 biweekly quizzes on the scheduled dates (1/25, 2/8, 2/29, 3/21, 4/4, and 4/18) in class. We will count only the best five of them for the final grade. Each quiz takes up to 20 minutes and is based on homework problems and examples presented in class.

**Assignments:**

There will be six biweekly homework assignments, but only the best five of them will count for the final grade. Assignments should be handed in on the due dates (1/23, 2/6, 2/27, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16). Late assignments will not be accepted.

**Grading:**

Grading will be based on the following weighting:

20% Assignments

10% Quizzes

20% Midterm I

20% Midterm II

30% Final exam

There will be no make-up midterms. If a student has an acceptable excuse for missing the midterms, the weight of the midterms will be shifted to the final. Make-up final exam will be given only under exceptional circumstance, and written, verifiable excuses must be provided

**Grading Scale:**

0-49%: F, 50-55%: D-, 56-59%: D, 60-62%: D+, 63-65%: C-, 66-72%: C, 73-76%: C+, 77-79%: B-, 80-85%: B, 86-87%: B+, 88-89%: A-, 90-100%: A.

**Policies:**

Students are recommended to consult the undergraduate catalog for statements on incomplete grade, academic integrity, classroom etiquette, and advice for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Last modified: April 23, 2008

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