Instructor: Professor Markos Katsoulakis, LGRT 1423G, Email: markos [at] math umass edu
Lectures: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:30PM  3:45PM, Lederle Grad Res. Ctr Rm. A201.
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10AM11:30AM or by appointment.
Discussion Sessions: Tuesday 1011AM Yue Chang Rm LGRT202, 45PM Kristin Lieber, Rm LGRT202;
Wednesday 1:152:15PM Van Quynh Nguyen Rm LGRT171, 56PM Van Quynh Nguyen, Rm LGRT173; ;
Thursday 45PM Yuqing Xing, Rm LGRT202.
Textbook
 Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Authors: Wackerly,
Mendenhall, Schaeffer (ISBN13: 9780495110811), Edition: 7th.
Prerequisites
Two semesters of single variable calculus (Math 131132) 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 reintroduced 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 Tuesday evening),
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. Writeup/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 is allowed.
Quizzes are randomly given on some of the days when there is homework due and will refer to the same material; one quiz has equal weight in grading to one homework set.
Homework Assignments (written)

Homework 1: Section 2.3 #2.5, 2.7; Section 2.4 # 2.11, 2.16, 2.19
Due in class Sept 15.

Homework 2: Section 2.5 # 2.30, Section 2.6 # 2.43, 2.61, Section 2.7 #2.75, 2.82 Due in class Sept 22

Homework 3:
Section 2.8 #2.88, 2.93. 2.104, Section 2.9: #2.120, 2.121
Due in class Sept 29.

Homework 4:
Section 2.10 # 2.124, Section 3.13.2 # 3.6, Section 3.3 # 3.14, 3.15, Section 3.4 # 3.60
Due in class Oct. 6

Homework 5: Section 3.4 # 3.38, Section 3.5 # 3.66, 3.71, Section 3.7 #3.118, Section 3.8 # 3.128
Due just prior to midterm, 7PM Oct. 12.

Homework 6:
Section 3.11 #3.171, Sections 4.1–4.3 #4.2, 4.16, 4.20 and 4.26, due in class Oct. 20.

Homework 7:
Emailed sheet with problems from various Sections (not specified) of Chapter 4, due in class Oct. 27.

Homework 8:
Emailed sheet with problems from various Sections (not specified) of Chapter 5,\
due in class Nov. 15th.

Homework 9:
Use any method from Chapter 6 that you prefer:
6.1, 6.7, 6.10, 6.26, 6.29, 6.37, 6.43, 6,59, 6.52.
Due in class Dec. 8th.

Homework 10:
Due 12/15 12noon @my mailbox: LGRT1623D. Section 7.2: 7.11, 7.12, 7.21, 7.31
Section 7.3: 7.51, 7.52
Section 7.5: 7.72, 7.77, 7.87

Optional Extra Credit Homework 2:
Section 5.2: # 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.11, 5.18.
Optional but due in class Nov. 8th
HOMEWORK SOLUTIONS:
Solutions to (the previous week's) written homework assignements are discussed at the beginning of each discussion session.
Grading
 Final Exam 30%, Midterm 1 20%, Midterm 2 20%, Homework&Quizzes 30%.
 The final exam will focus on topics covered after the Midterms.
 Grading scale:
A 90100,
A 8790,
B+ 8387.
B 7983,
B 7579,
C+ 7175,
C 6771,
C 6367,
D+ 5963,
D 5559,
F 055.
Exams
 Midterm 1: Wednesday, October 12th, Time & Rm: 7PM9PM, ELAB0306
 Material for Midterm 1: Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, 3.13.8.
 Review for Midterm 1: Tuesday, October 11th, 79PM, HAS134.
 Midterm 2: Wednesday, November 16th, Time & Rm: 7PM9PM, LGRT219
 Material for Midterm 2: Sections 3.9, 3.11, 4.14.10, 5.1  5.8, 5.10 and 5.11.
 Review for Midterm 2: Marcus 131 on 11/14 from 4:306:30PM
 Final Exam: Tuesday, December 20th, 1PM3PM, Integ. Learning Center N151. See also SPIRE.
 Material for Final Exam :
Sections 6.16.5, 7.17.3, 7.5,
however students are expected to know the Moment Generating Functions material from
Sections 3.9 and 4.9 (and all worked out examples therein).
 Review for Final:
Monday 19th December from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in THOM 0104.

Extra Office Hrs 1: Monday 19th Dec. 9:3011:00AM LGRT 1423G

Extra Office Hrs 2: Monday 19th Dec. 23:30PM LGRT 1323G (different room!)
 NOTE: Makeup exams will only be given in the case of family or medical
emergency. Both situations will require official documentation. No
makeup exams will be given for any other reason.
Course policies
If you have a Universityapproved conflict with any of the exams, you
must let me know
at least one
week before the exam. A conflict exam will be scheduled to take
place just before or just after the regularly scheduled exam.
Class Material by Section
 Chapter 2: All sections.
 Chapter 3: 3.1  3.9, 3.11
 Chapter 4: 4.14.10
 Chapter 5: 5.1  5.8, 5.10 and 5.11
 Chapter 6: 6.16.5
 Chapter 7: 7.1  7.3, 7.4 (optional), 7.5