ST361 - Introduction to Statistics for Engineers 


Lecture: T, TH 3:00-4:15pm, 450 Riddick Hall. Syllabus 

Office Hour: T 1:30-2:30pm, 5212 SAS Hall (or by appointment)

Textbook: Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, 2nd ed. by Jay Devore and Nicholas Farnum: Thomson Brooks/Cole (2005). 


Tentative Course Schedule

 

Week 

Date

Topics (subjective to change)

HW

1

8/22

Ch1: Introduction to Statistics

HW1 (due 9/5)

2

8/27

Ch1: Graphical methods for describing data and distributions

Solution for HW1

 

8/29

Ch2: Numerical methods for describing data and distributions (center)

 

3

9/3

Ch2: Numerical methods for describing data and distributions (variability) & Box plot

HW2 (due 9/12)

 

9/5

Ch5: Probability

Solution for HW2

4

9/10

Ch5: Conditional probability

HW3 (due 9/19)

 

9/12

Ch5: Multiplicative law and Independence

Quiz 1

5

9/17

Ch5: Random variables and probability distributions

Solution for HW3 

 

9/19

Ch1: Normal distribution

HW4 (due 9/26)

6

9/24

No class

Solution for HW4 

 

9/26

Ch1: Normal distribution

HW5(Practice Exam I) Solution

7

10/1

Ch5: Binomial distribution

 

 

10/3

First Midterm

 

8

10/8

Ch5: Sampling distribution

 

 

10/10

    Fall Break; no class

 

9

10/15

Ch7: Statistical Inference: point estimation

HW6 (due 10/24)

 

10/17

Ch7: Statistical Inference: Interval estimation for m (7.2+7.4)

Quiz 2

10

10/22

Ch7: Statistical Inference: Interval estimation for m (7.2+7.4)

Solution for HW6 

 

10/24

Ch7: Statistical Inference: Interval estimation for p (7.3)

HW7 (due 10/31)

11

10/29

Ch7: Statistical Inference: Interval estimation for m1-m2 (7.5)

Solution for HW7 

 

10/31

Ch8: Hypotheses and testing procedures (general concept) 

HW8 (Practice Exam II)

12

11/5

Ch8: Hypotheses and testing procedures (general concept)

Quiz 3 (solution)

 

11/7

Second Midterm

 

13

11/12

Ch8: Hypothesis testing for one-sample mean (z-test)

 

 

11/14

Ch8: Hypothesis testing for one-sample mean (t-test) 

HW9 (due 11/21)

14

11/19

Ch8: Hypothesis testing for 2 population means

Solution for HW9

 

11/21

Ch3: Simple linear regression

 

15

11/26

Ch3: Simple linear regression

Quiz 4

 

11/28

Thanksgiving; no class

 

16

12/3

Ch3: Simple linear regression

Review: Practice Problems for Final Exam

Final Practice Problems (Mid-term exams I & II,Quiz 1-4, HW5, HW8)

 

12/5

Preparation for final exam & office hours for questions

 

 

12/10

Final Exam (1- 4 pm), Tuesday

 

 

Lecture Notes

Chapter 1: Lecture Note 1, Lecture Note 2, Lecture Note 9, Lecture Note 10

Chapter 2: Lecture Note 3, Lecture Note 4, Lecture Note 5

Chapter 5: Lecture Note 6, Lecture Note 7, Lecture Note 8, Lecture Note 11

Chapter 7: Lecture Note 12, Lecture Note 13, Lecture Note 14, Lecture Note 15

Chapter 8: Lecture Note 16, Lecture Note 17, Lecture Note 18, Lecture Note 19

Chapter 3: Lecture Note 20, Lecture Note 21