Instructor: Professor Markos Katsoulakis, LGRT 1423G, Email: markos [at] math umass edu
Lectures: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:00PM  2:15PM, Lederle Grad Res. Ctr Rm. A201.
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:30PM4:00PM or by appointment.
Discussion Sessions:
Monday: 5:00pm  6:00pm, LGRT 143, Rong Zhang
Tuesday: 6:00pm  8:00pm, LGRT 147, Meilan Chen
Wednesday: 4:00pm5:00pm, LGRT 145, Vasin Suntayodom
Thursday: 5:00pm  6:00pm, LGRT 143 Rong Zhang
Textbook
 Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Authors: Wackerly,
Mendenhall, Schaeffer (ISBN13: 9780495110811), Edition: 7th.
(this is NOT the international editionif you are using the international edition, you need to always consult for your homework assignments with the
library copies on reserve)
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 Wednesday 8AM EDTsee 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. 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 and one missed quizz are allowed.
Quizzes are unannounced.
Homework Assignments (written)

Homework 1: Section 2.3 #2.3, 2.5, 2.7,2.8; Section 2.4 # 2.11, 2.12, 2.16, 2.19, 2.23
Due in class Feb. 1st .

Homework 2: Section 2.5 # 2.30, 2.33 Section 2.6 # 2.43, 2.61, 2.68 Section 2.7 #2.74, 2.75, 2.82, Due in class Feb. 13th

Homework 3:
Section 2.8 #2.88, 2.93, 2.102, 2.104, Section 2.9: #2.115, 2.120, 2.121
Due in class Feb. 15th.

Homework 4:
Section 2.10 # 2.124, 2.125, Section 3.13.2 # 3.6, Section 3.3 # 3.14, 3.15, 3.22, Section 3.4 # 3.38, 3.57, 3.60,
Due in class Feb. 22nd

Homework 5:
Section 3.5 # 3.66, 3.70, 3.71, Section 3.7 #3.118, Section 3.8 # 3.122, 3.128, 3.138.
Due in class March 1st, 2018.

Homework 6:
Section 3.11 #3.171, Sections 4.1–4.3 #4.2, 4.16, 4.20 and 4.26,
Section 4.4 # 4.41, 4.42, 4.57.
due in class
March 22nd.
 Homework 7:
Sections 4.910 # 4.144(a)(c), 4.145(a)(c),4.146, 4.150 AND the Emailed sheet
with problems from various Sections (not specified) of Chapter 4, due in class March 29th.
 Homework 8:
Sections 5.25.8 # 5.11, 5.14, 5.91, 5.114 AND the Emailed sheet
with problems from various Sections (not specified) of Chapter 5, due 5PM, April 6th (yellow manila envelope outside LGRT1423G).

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, 6.52, 6.59.
Due in class April 26th.
Homework 10:
Section 7.2: 7.11, 7.12, 7.21, Section 7.3: 7.50, 7.51,
7.52, 7.62, Section 7.5: 7.72, 7.77, 7.87.
Due in class May 1st.
To get full credit, make sure you justify all your answers, or refer to the appropriate Theorem
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: Thursday, March 1st, Time & Rm: 7PM9PM, ELab II 0119
 Material for Midterm 1: Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, 3.13.8.
 Review for Midterm 1: Wednesday, Feb 28, 78:30PM ELab II 0119
 Midterm 2: Thursday , April 12th, Time & Rm: 7PM9PM, ELab II 0119
 Material for Midterm 2: Sections 3.9, 3.11, 4.14.10, 5.1  5.8.
Note that moment generating functions (sections 3.9 and 4.9) are defered to the final.
 Review for Midterm 2: Wednesday, April 11th, 78:30PM ELab II 0119
 Final Exam: Monday, May 7th, , 1PM3PM, Boyden Phys. Ed. Gym. See also SPIRE.
 Material for Final Exam :
Sections 5.10, 5.11, 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: Friday, May 4, 78:30PM ELab II 0119
 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 (see the link in this paragraph) with an exam, you must let your instructor know
at least two weeks before the exam.
A makeup exam might be scheduled to take place shortly after the regularly scheduled exam. If so, the makeup 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 makeup. Make sure to not book any travel during exams, including the snowmakeup date for the final. Travel is not an excuse to miss the exam. If a lastminute emergency occurs after the twoweek 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 nonmedical emergencies.
If a lastminute emergency occurs after the twoweek 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 nonmedical emergencies.
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
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
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Another Quiz
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