# Math 425

## Experimental Design

This course taught by Professor Bret Larget. This Web page contains homework assignments, a tentative schedule, and computer help. More information will be added through out the semester.

### Assignments

Many homework exercises require written explanations. These explanations should be made with complete sentences that are grammatically correct. Written solutions should be understandable separate from the question. Any questions with numerical answers should contain a full written description and justification of the process by which you arrive at the final answer. A numerical answer without support is not acceptable, even if it is correct.

AssignmentDue DateExercises
1January 18 Chapter 1 Review Exercises: 2, 3, 4 (and explain), 6, 9, 13, 15, 16.
2January 25 Chapter 2 Review Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9.
3February 1 Chapter 3 Review Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 17, 18, 19
4February 13 Chapter 5 Section B Exercise: 1
Chapter 5 Section D Exercise: 12
Chapter 5 Review Exercises: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
-February 15 Project Prospectus.
5February 20 Chapter 6 Section C Exercises: 11, 12
Chapter 6 Section D Exercises: 4, 5, 6
Chapter 6 Review Exercises: 5
6February 29 Chapter 7 Review Exercises: 6, 7, 8, 9
7March 27 Chapter 8 Section B Exercise: 6
Chapter 8 Section C Exercise: 5
Chapter 8 Section D Exercises: 2, 3
Chapter 8 Section E Exercise: 4
8April 3 Chapter 9 Section F Exercises: 1--5
Chapter 11 Section B Exercises: 2, 3
Chapter 11 Section E Exercise: 5

### Tentative Schedule

January
MTWThF
8

9
Chapter 1
Introduction to
Experimental Design
10

11
Chapter 2
Checking Assumptions
12

15
NO CLASS
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
16
Chapter 3
Analysis of Variance
17

18
Chapter 3
Confidence Intervals
for Differences
19

22

23
Chapter 4
24

25
Chapter 4
continued
26

29

30
Chapter 5
The Basic Factorial Design
31

February
MTWThF
1
Chapter 5
ANOVA for the
Basic Factorial Design
2

5

6
Chapter 6
Factorial crossing
7

8
ANOVA for the
Two-way Design
9

12

13
Chapter 7
Complete Block Design
14

15
Chapter 7
Latin Square Design
16

19

20
Chapter 7
Split-plot/Repeated Measures Design
21

22
Chapter 8
Choosing a Design Structure
23

26

27
Chapter 9
Factorial Crossing
28

March
MTWThF
1
Midterm Exam
2

5
NO CLASS
Spring Break
6
NO CLASS
Spring Break
7
NO CLASS
Spring Break
8
NO CLASS
Spring Break
9
NO CLASS
Spring Break
12

13
Chapter 9
Compound Within-block Factors
14

15
Chapter 10
Decomposing a Data Set
16

19

20
Chapter 11
Confidence Intervals and Tests
for Comparisons
21

22
Chapter 11
Multiple Comparisons
23

26

27
Chapter 12
Checking Assumptions
28

29
Chapter 12
Checking Assumptions
30

April
MTWThF
2

3
Chapter 13
Fixed and Random Effects
4

5
Chapter 13
Expected Mean Square
6

9

10
NO CLASS
Monday Schedule
11

12
NO CLASS
Easter Break
13
NO CLASS
Easter Break
16
NO CLASS
Easter Break
17
Chapter 14
Regression
18

19
Chapter 14
Analysis of Covariance
20

23

24
Review
25

26
Oral Presentations
27

May
MTWThF
1
Final Exam
1:15 - 3:15

2

3

4

5