MATH 4520/5520

 

INTRODUCTION TO
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS

Instructor: Dr. Janos Englander




             
                                                                                  
Course content:
Examines point and confidence interval estimation. Principles of maximum likelihood, 
sufficiency, and completeness: tests of simple and composite hypotheses, linear models, and 
multiple regression analysis. Analyzes various distribution-free methods. 
Prereq: MATH 4510 or APPM 3570, and Calculus 1-2-3. Same as APPM 4520.


TEXTBOOK:

"John E. Freund's Mathematical Statistics with Applications" by Miller & Miller.

It should be the 7th edition!
 
FAQ:

Where is the syllabus? 
A: This web page IS the syllabus.


Is the final cumulative? 
A: Yes.

Where are the HW from?
A: From the textbook.

Where is the funny accent from? 
A: Hungary.

I cannot come to the MT because of health issues or family emergency. What to do? 
A: Please show me some documentation. I can offer you to skip the MT and calculate your 
grade based on the other factors, proportionally.

Can I turn in the HW late?
A: No. Sorry. But remember that the weight of a single assignment is very small. 

This class is for UG (4520) and Grad (5520) students together. What does this mean in 
practice?
A: HW and exams are slightly extended for grad students. See below.

I have an older edition of the textbook. Is it OK?
A: Unfortunately, that can be a problem, because the HW might be different.

Do we have to remember all those horrible formulas at the eaxam?
A: A cheat sheet will be provided. Tables too.

Who are the people on the pictures?
A: Neyman and Fisher.

Why do we have n-1 in the sample variance and not n?
A: Look up the great article (“Terence’s stuff”) by T. Speed in this number: CLICK

Will the final be very different from the practice final?
A: No.




Enrollment questions: Please see the Registrar's web page, or call their office. 
If you still have problems, then see Tiffany at the Math. Dept. Office, please.



How to reach me/office hrs:

Office: MATH 324.
Office hours: Monday and Friday 2-3 PM.
Phone: 303-492-4846 (with voice mail)
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@colorado.edu


Help Lab (Undergrad Resource Center): 
Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 2pm.
 

Material to be covered: We begin with a brief overview of Chapters 1-7 and continue with 
Chapters 8, 10-14, and some of Chapters 15 and 16, if time permits. MATH 4510 is a prereq, 
and so is Calc 1-2-3, in particular it is presumed that students are familiar with double and 
multiple integrals.


Homework: Homework assignments will be given weekly.


5520 students: Students enrolled into MATH/APPM 5520, will have to do extra 
homework problems as well as extra problems on the tests.


Exams: There will be an in class midterm and a Final.

Grading:
Grading will be based on attendance, homework and exams, as follows:

Attendance: 10%
Homework: 25%
Midterm:      25%
Final:         40%


My grader for this semester is Boramey Chhay. 
His email is boramey@gmail.com


Exam Schedule: 

Midterm: March 11, Monday, in class. 
                                      
Final : May 6, Monday, 4:30-7:00 PM, room: ECCR 155

Here is a practice MT with solution: CLICK

The practice final is the final from 2011: CLICK 
Its solution is here: CLICK

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SOLUTIONS TO THE MT: p1  p2  p3  p4

Solutions to the final:

UG problems -- coming soon

GRAD problem



Resources:
* How the gamma distributions look like: CLICK

* How the beta distributions look like: CLICK

* Standard Normal Table: CLICK
* Here you have some interesting Statistical Applets and Buffon's Needle Simulation 
-- take a look.



Homework: From Friday to Friday. (With some exceptions.) To turn in: in class.

Important: If you are a graduate student, then please put a huge "G" at the right top 
corner of  your HW. Thank you. 
And of course, please try to write in a legible way. Typing would be even better :)

Homework Sets

If you cannot see the new HW, refresh your browser!

SET 1  (Due: Febr 1)

Regular problems: 2.60, 2.93, 3.22, 3.51, 3.69, 4.24, 4.45, 4.48
Graduate problems: 4.50



SET 2  (Due: Febr 8)

Regular problems: 5.10, 5.64, 6.66             
Graduate problems:  6.20 



SET 3  (Due: Febr 15)

Regular problems: 8.2, 8.4. 8.13
Graduate problems:  --


SET 4  (Due: Febr 25)

Regular problems: 8.15, 8.16, 8.18, 8.20
Graduate problems:  8.33



SET 5  (Due: March 4)

Regular problems: 8.76, 8.78
Graduate problems:  8.50



SET 6  (Due: March 15)

Regular problems: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.10 
Graduate problems:  --




SET 7  (Due: April 1)

Regular problems: 10.11, 10.21, 10.22, 10.36

Graduate problems:  --




SET 8  (Due: April 10)

Regular problems: 10.53, 10.56, 10. 58, 10.59
Graduate problems:  10.66 (this problem is a little harder...)



SET 9  (Due: April 17)

Regular problems:  10.63, 10.64, 11.20, 11.30
Graduate problems:  11.5



SET 10  (Due: April 26)

Regular problems: 11.34, 11.42, 11.49, 11.54
Graduate problems:  11.11

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NO MORE HW SETS!
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