Statistics 309

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I

Course Information | Office Hours | Schedule | Chapter Summaries | Assignments | Exam Solutions | Final Exam Information | R | Grades


Course Information

Professor Bret Larget is teaching Statistics 309 during the Fall 2009 semester.

The teaching assistant is Fan Yang.


Office Hours

PersonHoursLocationPhoneE-Mail
Bret Larget:Tue 2-4pm
Wed 2:00-3:30pm
MSC 1250A262-7979brlarget@wisc.edu
Fan Yang:Mon 2:30-4:30pm MSC 1335J 262-8182fyang@stat.wisc.edu


Course Schedule

DayDateTopicTextExtras
WSept. 2IntroductionChapter 1Notes
Plots
FSept. 4Properties of Probability ModelsChapter 1 
MSept. 7Labor Day  
WSept. 9Combinatorial ProbabilityChapter 1Assignment 1 due
Inclusion-Exclusion Notes
FSept. 11Combinatorial ProbabilityChapter 1 
MSept. 14Combinatorial ProbabilityChapter 1 
WSept. 16Conditional Probability and IndependenceChapter 1Assignment 2 due
Note on longest run of heads
FSept. 18Conditional Probability and IndependenceChapter 1 
MSept. 21Problem SessionChapter 1 
WSept. 23Random VariablesChapter 2Assignment 3 due
FSept. 25DistributionsChapter 2 
MSept. 28Discrete DistributionsChapter 2 
WSept. 30Discrete DistributionsChapter 2Assignment 4 due
FOct. 2Exams 1A and 1B
(cover Chapter 1)
  
MOct. 5Continuous DistributionsChapter 2 
WOct. 7Continuous DistributionsChapter 2Assignment 5 due
FOct. 9Cumulative Distribution FunctionsChapter 2 
MOct. 12One-dimensional Change of VariableChapter 2 
WOct. 14One-dimensional Change of VariableChapter 2Assignment 6 due
correction.pdf
FOct. 16Joint DistributionsChapter 2 
MOct. 19Conditioning and IndependenceChapter 2 
WOct. 21Multidimensional Change of VariableChapter 2Assignment 7 due
jacobian.pdf
FOct. 23Simulation/Problem SessionChapter 2 
MOct. 26Problem SessionChapter 3 
WOct. 28Expectation of Discrete Random VariablesChapter 3Assignment 8 due
FOct. 30Expectation of Discrete Random VariablesChapter 3 
MNov. 2Expectation of Random VariablesChapter 3 
WNov. 4Expectation of Random VariablesChapter 3Assignment 9 due
FNov. 6Exams 2A and 2B
(cover Chapter 2)
 Chapter 2 Summary
MNov. 9Expectation ExamplesChapter 3 
WNov. 11Generating FunctionsChapter 3Assignment 10 due
FNov. 13Conditional ExpectationChapter 3 
MNov. 16InequalitiesChapter 3 
WNov. 18Sampling DistributionsChapter 4Assignment 11 due
FNov. 20Convergence in Probability
Convergence with Probability 1
Chapter 4 
MNov. 23Convergence in DistributionChapter 4 
WNov. 25Normal Distribution TheoryChapter 4Assignment 12 due
FNov. 27Thanksgiving Break  
MNov. 30Exam 3A and 3B
(cover Chapter 3)
 Chapter 3 Summary
WDec. 2Problem SessionChapter 4 
FDec. 4Simple Random WalkChapter 11Assignment 13 due
MDec. 7Markov ChainsChapter 11 
WDec. 9Markov ChainsChapter 11 
FDec. 11Problem SessionChapter 11Assignment 14 due
MDec. 14Exams 4A and 11A
(cover Chapters 4 and 11)
  
SDec. 19Final Exam PeriodReplacement Exams7:45-9:45 am
Chamberlin 2241

Chapter Summaries

Summary
Chapter 2 Summary
Chapter 3 Summary
Chapter 4 Summary

Homework Assignments

AssignmentDate GivenDate DueExtrasSolutions
Assignment #1 September 2 September 9   Solution #1
Assignment #2 September 10 September 16   Solution #2
Assignment #3 September 16 September 23   Solution #3
Assignment #4 September 24 September 30   Solution #4
Assignment #5 October 2 October 7   Solution #5
Assignment #6 October 9 October 14   Solution #6
Assignment #7 October 15 October 21   Solution #7
Assignment #8 October 21 October 28   Solution #8
Assignment #9 October 30 November 4 R Installation
R Probability Distributions
Solution #9
Assignment #10 November 9 November 11   Solution #10
Assignment #11 November 11 November 18   Solution #11
Assignment #12 November 20 November 25   Solution #12
Assignment #13 November 30 December 4    
Assignment #14 December 7 December 11    


Exam Solutions

ExamDate GivenSolutions
Exam 1A October 2 Solution
Exam 1B October 3 Solution
Exam 2A November 6 Solution
Exam 2B November 6 Solution
Exam 2X November 23 Solution
Exam 3A November 30 Solution
Exam 3B November 30 Solution
Exam 4A December 14 Solution
Exam 11A December 14 Solution

Final Exam Information

The final exam period is scheduled on Saturday, December 19.

The exam is 7:45 - 9:45 A.M. in Chamberlin 2241.
There will be eight exams available. Scores on these exams can replace scores on exams during the semester from the same chapter. There is no penalty for scoring lower.

Last modified: December 16, 2009

Bret Larget, brlarget@wisc.edu