## Statistics 310: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

All graded homeworks will be in a box outside of 2100 Duncan Hall.

Time & Location: TTh 10:50AM-12:05PM DH1070

Required Text: Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis (2nd ed),by John Rice.

Instructor: Keith A. Baggerly

Office: 2100 DH

phone: 5282 (longphone: +1-713-285-5282)

email: kabagg@stat.rice.edu

Grading:

33% Homework: assigned approximately weekly on Thursday, due following Thursday. There will be a 20% deduction for each late day after the deadline. You are allowed to allowed to collaborate with your classmates on the homework problems.

33% Take-Home Midterm: this will be handed out on Tuesday, October 12, after class. Solutions are due back in class on Thursday, October 14. For the take home exam you may use your book and your lecture notes. Collaboration is not allowed.

33% Self-Scheduled Final. The Final will be open book and will cover the whole course with emphasis (about 75%) on the latter half.

Occasional Homework Problems may require the use of MATLAB or a similar computational engine to get the exact numerical answer (eg, problem 1.18 on the first homework). I regard such questions as fair game, so learn to use some package!

I conduct problem solving sessions once a week. These take place 4pm Sundays in DH 1070.

• HWK 1 (due 9/9): Chapter 1, problems 2, 18, 20, 22, 24, 48, 64, 72, 73, 75.

• Homework 1 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 2 (due 9/16): Chapter 2, problems 2, 10, 11, 20, 23, 26, 40, 45, 47, 52.

• Homework 2 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 3 (due 9/23): Chapter 2, problems 61, 67, 69. Chapter 3, problems 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 34, 37.

• Homework 3 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 4 (due 9/30): Chapter 3, problems 43, 54, 61, 65. Chapter 4, problems 18, 23, 30, 31, 45, 48.

Additional suggested problems: Chapter 3, problems 51, 53, 57, 67. Chapter 4, problems 2, 4, 15, 17, 25, 39, 43.

• Homework 4 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 5 (due 10/7): Chapter 4, problems 51, 58, 61, 67, 69, 70, 71, 76, 85, 87.

Additional suggested problems: Chapter 4, problems 50, 53, 57, 60, 66, 73, 74, 80, 83, 88.

• Homework 5 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 6 (due 11/4): Chapter 5, problems 16, 18. Chapter 7, problems 3, 4, 12 (explain your answers!), 26, 33. Chapter 8, problems 2, 6, 11.

Additional suggested problems: Chapter 5, problems 11, 25. Chapter 7, problems 4, 6, 13, 14, 25, 27. Chapter 8, problems 1, 3, 15ab, 16a, 19a, 21a.

• Homework 6 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 7 (due 11/11): Chapter 8, problems 14, 15, 16, 19, 39, 42, 44, 45 (tricky), 57, 58.

Additional suggested problems: Chapter 8, problems 17, 20, 21, 25, 29, 38a-d,g, 40, 43, 47a-c, 59.

• Homework 7 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 8 (due 11/23): Chapter 8, problems 47, 48, 50. Chapter 9, problems 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13.

• Homework 8 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)

• HWK 9 (due 12/7): Chapter 10, problem 16. Chapter 11, problems 1, 13 (see 12), 15, 18, 19, 23, 24, 34, 37.

• Homework 9 Key (PostScript), (pdf file)