STAT 515.4: Statistics I

Spring Semester 2017-18


Instructor: Professor Markos Katsoulakis, LGRT 1423G, E-mail: markos [at] math umass edu

Lectures: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:00PM - 2:15PM, Lederle Grad Res. Ctr Rm. A201.

Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:30PM-4:00PM or by appointment.

Discussion Sessions:

Monday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, LGRT 143, Rong Zhang

Tuesday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm, LGRT 147, Meilan Chen

Wednesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm, LGRT 145, Vasin Suntayodom

Thursday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, LGRT 143 Rong Zhang


Textbook


Prerequisites

Two semesters of single variable calculus (Math 131-132) or the equivalent, with a grade of "C" or better in Math 132. Math 233 is required for this course. However, some necessary concepts for multiple integration or partial derivatives will be re-introduced in the course as needed.


Homework & Quizzes

  • There will be weekly homework. Discussion of homework and practice problems with fellow students is encouraged but you must submit your own work.

  • The weekly homework will be typically of two types:

    (a) online homework on Webwork ((due every Wednesday 8AM EDT-see webwork)), and

    (b) written homework (due in class every Thursday).

    Written and online homework sets have equal weight in grading.

  • The online homework is done using webwork. You can login into your account on Webwork from here. Your user name is the part of your SPIRE username ( UMass email address appearing before the '@ ' symbol and usually your NetID). Your default password is your 8 digit UMass SPIRE ID number. Please make sure you change your password once you login for the first time. Write-up/Print your solutions, and keep them, say in a binder, so that you may easily reference that when you are studying for an exam.

    NOTE: I will not accept late homework. One missed homework assignment and one missed quizz are allowed.

  • Quizzes are unannounced.

  • Homework Assignments (written)


    Grading


    Exams


    Course policies

    If you have a University-approved conflict (see the link in this paragraph) with an exam, you must let your instructor know at least two weeks before the exam. A make-up exam might be scheduled to take place shortly after the regularly scheduled exam. If so, the make-up exam will be different than the original but cover the same material. You will need to fill out the following sheet signed by the Registrar's office, explaining to your instructor why you are entitled to a make-up. Make sure to not book any travel during exams, including the snow-make-up date for the final. Travel is not an excuse to miss the exam. If a last-minute emergency occurs after the two-week deadline, you will need to present to your instructor a note either from your medical provider for medical emergencies or from the Office of the Dean of Students for non-medical emergencies. If a last-minute emergency occurs after the two-week deadline, you will need to present to your instructor a note either from your medical provider for medical emergencies or from the Office of the Dean of Students for non-medical emergencies.


    Class Material by Section

    Old exams

    Below are various exams, without solutions, from Stats 515 in previous semesters. Note that the format, such as number of problems, varies. This is because the course chair also varies. Moreover, the exams dates are not always at the same point in the semester. So for example, some material on midterm 1 from one class might appear on midterm 2 of another class.

  • Here is a link to the Fall 2015 Midterm 1.
  • Here is a link to the Spring 2016 Midterm 1.
  • Here is a link to the Fall 2016 Midterm 1. (in draft form)
  • Here is a link to the Spring 2017 Midterm 1.
  • Here is a link to the Spring 2016 Midterm 2.
  • Here is a link to the Fall 2016 Midterm 2.
  • Here is a link to the Spring 2017 Midterm 2.
  • Here is a link to the Fall 2015 Final.
  • Here is a link to the Spring 2016 Final.
  • Here is a link to the Fall 2016 Final.
  • Here is a link to the Spring 2017 Final.
  • Here are two quizzes from Fall 2015, which some students took instead of a Midterm 2 that semester. Quiz , Another Quiz .