On Correlation: xkcd

On Poisson Distributions: xkcd

Error in book: Figure 11.5 the steeper line should be a + bx, not α + βx.

**Fall 2009 Meets**: MWF 12:00-12:50 in Ritter 200.**Instructor**: Dr. Bryan Clair**Syllabus**: syllabus.pdf**Textbook**: Walpole, Myers, Myers, Ye, Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (8ed).**Policies**:**Technology**:- MYSTAT download page.
- TI-89 "Stats/List Editor" for the FlashApps menu: Download from TI website.

- Tools
- Normal probability distribution applet
- Binomial probability distribution applet
- Student's t distribution applet
- Chi-square distribution applet
- Random sequence generator

- Demonstrations From Utah's Virtual Lab in Probability and Statistics:
- Poisson process demonstration. From Philip Stark's SticiGui project:
- Scatter, Correlation, and Regression applet
- Confidence intervals demonstration From Rice University Virtual Lab in Statistics:
- Mean and median demonstration.
- "Regression by eye" quiz
- Sampling distributions demonstration
- Confidence intervals demonstration Elsie Chan's Central limit theorem applet

- Due Wednesday, Sep. 2
- (PDF version)

Ch 1 # 1, 5, 11 (do by hand), 13, 18abc, 19*, 22*, 25, 27.

Ch 2 # 5, 9, 15, 51, 53, 67, 73.

Problems A,B on the handout.

* For #19, do parts a and c only, then describe the shape of the distribution and discuss what that says about the failure of pumps.

* For #22, draw the location of mean and the spread of +/-1 SD on your histogram.- Due Wednesday, Sep. 9
- (PDF version)

Ch 2 # 25, 30, 31, 41, 49, 77, 79, 80, 93

Problems A, B on the handout.- Due Wednesday, Sep. 16
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Ch 3 # 1, 3, 7*, 9*, 17*, 19*, 25, 27*, 29*, 31*, 71 plus Problems A,B,C on the handout.

* For these problems, sketch the PDF and CDF (if you found it), and shade any areas under the PDF which correspond to probabilities you're supposed to calculate.- Due Wednesday, Sep. 23
- (PDF version)

Ch 3 # 43, 47, 51, 60, 65

Ch 4 # 1, 5, 7, 13, 17, 23, 29

Plus Problems A,B,C,D on the handout.- Due Monday, Sep. 28
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Ch 4 # 33, 35, 45

Plus Problems A,B,C,D,E on the handout.- Due Wednesday, Oct. 7
- (PDF version)

Ch 4 # 58, 64, 69, 89

Plus Problems A,B on the handout.- Due Wednesday, Oct. 14
- (PDF version)

Ch 6 # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17

Ch 5 # 7, 16, 25, 27

Ch 6 # 24, 27, 30, 33, 37

Plus Problems A-E on the handout.- Due Friday, Oct. 23
- (PDF version - Uncorrected! See changes below.)

Ch 5 # 53, 59, 70, 71, 73, 77

Plus Problems A and B on the handout.- Due Monday, Nov. 2
- (PDF version)

Ch 8 # 1, 21*, 23*, 25*, 26*, 27*, 35*, 46, 47, 49

* For these problems, also sketch the sampling distribution and shade or mark the relevant areas or points.

Ch 9 # 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15

Plus Problems A,B,C,D on the handout.- Due Wednesday, Nov. 11
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Ch 9 # 53, 55, 57, 60, 62, 63

Plus Problems A,B,C on the handout.- Due Wednesday, Nov. 18
- (PDF version)

Ch 10 # 1, 3, 19, 21, 25*, 29, 55*, 57*, 59*

* Clearly state your hypothesis test for these

Plus Problems A,B,C on the handout.- Due Monday, Nov. 23
- (PDF version - Note Ch 16 material cancelled)

Ch 10 # 35*, 40*, 41*, 43*, 45*, 53*

* Clearly state your hypothesis test for these

- Due Friday, Dec. 4
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Ch 11 # 3, 7, 13, 31, 49, 63a, 68

Plus Problems A-D on the handout.

- michelson.txt:
Michelson's 1879 and 1882 measurements of the speed of light, given
as amounts over 299000km/s.

(Source: The Data and Story Library). - gosset_corn.txt: Gosset's 1908 data on the results of seeding pairs of plots with regular and kiln-dried seeds. (Source: The Data and Story Library).
- balance.txt: Aging and balance.

(Source: The Data and Story Library). - faithful.txt:
Minutes between eruptions of old faithful, before and after earthquake in 1985.

(Source: The Data and Story Library). - Planet facts. Basic information about the solar system.
- pearson_father_son.xls: Heights of fathers and sons. Source: Pearson (~1900).
- leaning-pisa.xls: Lean (in 1/10 mm in excess of 2.9 meters) of the Tower of Pisa, 1975-1987.
- xenon-133.txt: Radioactivity of Xenon-133 over time (in days). (Source: J. Nuc. Med. Tech, 1990 via BCIT).
- draft_70.xls:
Draft order for birthdates, 1970 Vietnam draft.

(Source: The Data and Story Library, see also Selective Service History Site). - cedars_inTNNC.xls: Diameter and age of Cedars in Tennessee and North Carolina.