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Statistics 301

STAT 301: Probability and Statistics I & II

Prerequisite: Math 152

Credit Hours: (3)

Introduction to the basic concepts of probability. A survey of the most common probability distributions. Introduction to the use of statistical techniques with particular application to physical and biological sciences.

Note(s): Students who have received credit for STAT 410:411 cannot also receive credit for STAT 301:302.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Topics which will be covered include:

a. Counting Techniques
b. Probability and odds
c. Discrete Distributions (uniform, binomial, Poisson, Geometric)
d. Continuous distributions (uniform, normal)
e. Distribution of x, Central Limit Theorem
f. Estimation, point and interval
g. Control Charts
h. Hypothesis Testing
i. Correlation
j. Simple Linear Regression
k. Analysis of Variance for one-factor and two-factor Experiments
l. Statistical Computing


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Three hours of lecture will be provided weekly to transfer knowledge. Homework problems and computer assignments will be assigned regularly to reinforce the concepts learned via lecture.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic knowledge in probability and statistical methods for mathematics and computer science majors, as well as, for students in the physical and biological sciences.


Assessment Measures

Assessment of the student's success in the course will be based on tests, homework problems, and computer analyses, the number and weights of which are left to the instructor's discretion.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval
Sept. 2001 Review Stephen Corwin, Chair