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Principles of Statistics
STATISTICS
CLASS CODE: MATH 221 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MATHEMATICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Math requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Frequency distributions; measures of central tendency and dispersion; elementary probability; regression and correlation; sampling, statistical inference and estimation involving the normal, t- and chi-square distributions.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Organize data sets using histograms, bar charts, stem-and-leaf charts, box plots, numerical measures of center and variation.
2. Learn the Empirical Rule and Chebyshev's theorem.
3. Understand basic probability rules, discrete probability distributions, and normal probability distributions.
4. Construct and interpret confidence intervals for means and proportions.
5. Perform tests of hypotheses involving means, proportions, linear correlation, contingency tables. Utilize p-values.
6. Learn the theory of simple linear regression and its applications.
REQUIREMENTS: Each student must have a copy of the text and a statistical function calculator. Students will be required to take written examinations, complete homework assignments, and participate in student board work.
PREREQUISITES: At least 30 credits and a passing grade on an algebra skills test.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002