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Summer 2003




STAT 121  Introduction to Statistics for the Social               4 credits
          Sciences (MS)                                     
Introduction to statistical methods common to social science applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, concepts of sampling, and principles of statistical inference. Note: There is also a separate discussion time, which is recommended but not required. A teaching assistant will lead the discussion to assist students in understanding the material. Prerequisite: High school algebra II. Not open to students who have passed a higher level of statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets   Mathematics   GER:Meets   M/S.
          GDR:Meets M.
[0282] 6080 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/18/2003             KEGAN, B
            MTuTh......6:00pm- 8:05pm (MP  101)
            MTh........5:00pm- 5:50pm (MP  101) DIS


STAT 351  Applied Statistics for Business and                     4 credits
          Economics (MS)                                    
Organization and presentation of data, summary of descriptive measures, probability, binomial, normal distributions, Pareto distribution, estimation of population parameters, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, chi-square analysis, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, index numbers, time series analysis, and forecasting. Students are introduced to statistical computing using data from management, business and economics. Note: Not open to students who have passed or are concurrently taking STAT 355 or STAT 453. This course does not satisfy the statistics requirement for computer science majors and does not qualify as part of the mathematics major or minor. There is also a separate discussion time, which is recommended but not required. A teaching assistant will lead the discussion to assist students in understanding the material. Prerequisite: MATH 150.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets   Mathematics   GER:Meets   M/S.
          GDR:Meets M.
[0283] 6080 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/18/2003             DASGUPTA, N
            MWTh.......6:00pm- 8:05pm (BS  120)
            MTh........5:00pm- 5:50pm (BS  120) DIS


STAT 355  Introduction to Probability and Statistics              4 credits
          for Scientists and Engineers (MS)                 
An introduction to applied statistics designed for science majors and others with demonstrated quantitative ability. Topics include nature of statistical methods, random variables and their distribution functions, general principles of estimation and hypothesis testing. A laboratory introduces students to computer techniques in statistical analysis. Note: Not open to students who have passed or are concurrently taking STAT 350, STAT 351 or STAT 453. There is also a separate discussion time, which is recommended but not required. A teaching assistant will lead the discussion to assist students in understanding the material. Prerequisite: MATH 142 or MATH 152. Recommended: CMSC 203. NOTE: This course will meet in MP 101.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets   Mathematics   GER:Meets   M/S.
          GDR:Meets M.
[0284] 6080 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/18/2003             WU, Y
            MWF........1:00pm- 3:05pm
            MF........12:00pm-12:50pm (MP  101) DIS


STAT 451  Introduction to Probability Theory                      3 credits
Topics include probability spaces and probability calculus, random variables and their distribution functions, the calculus of expectations, characteristics functions, large sample theory. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 251. Recommended: CMSC 203.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0285] 6080 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/18/2003             ARMSTRONG, T
            MW.........6:00pm- 8:45pm (MP  401)


STAT 651  Basic Probability                                       3 credits

(PermReq) Grade    Method:   REG/AUD   THIS   IS   A
          CROSS-LISTED  COURSE.  SEE  STAT  451  FOR
          COURSE DESCRIPTION.
[7586] 6080 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/18/2003             ARMSTRONG, T
            MW.........6:00pm- 8:45pm (MP  401)


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