STAT 515.1: Statistics I

Fall Semester 2016-17

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

Lectures: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:30PM - 3:45PM, Lederle Grad Res. Ctr Rm. A201.

Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10AM-11:30AM or by appointment.

Discussion Sessions: Tuesday 10-11AM Yue Chang Rm LGRT202, 4-5PM Kristin Lieber, Rm LGRT202; Wednesday 1:15-2:15PM Van Quynh Nguyen Rm LGRT171,  5-6PM Van Quynh Nguyen, Rm LGRT173; ; Thursday 4-5PM Yuqing Xing, Rm LGRT202.



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 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. 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 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)



    Course policies

    If you have a University-approved 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.

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