M f396C: Topics in Probability and Statistics, Summer, 2008

Unique Number:  93655

Dates: June 9 - 25

Time: M-F 10-11:30 and 1 - 2:30

Room: RLM 10.176

Class Web Page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/mks/396C08/Mf396C08home.html (There is a link from Blackboard.)

Instructor: Smith, RLM 10.136, 471-6142, mksatmath.utexas.edu, http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/mks/index.html

                    Office hours: As arranged.

TA: Pippa Charters, RLM 12.144, pcharteratmath.utexas.edu    Office hours: TBA

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the UTeach Master's program, or permission of the instructor. Calculus will be used as needed; instructor will pass out a review sheet on calculus.

Overview of course topics: The role of measures in statistics; random variables and their distributions and properties; various types of means and their uses; basic probability concepts; Bayes' Theorem and various applications; confidence intervals; introduction to Bayesian statistics. There will be a mix of theory and applications.

Class Format: Some lecture, but as much as possible problem based.

Grading Policy: Grades will be based on homework and class participation.

Required Materials: None. Materials will be passed out as needed. You may wish to have a three-hole notebook to keep them in.

Facilities available for your use:
Academic accommodatoins for students with disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students wiht disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-6441 TTY.