# Math 1600, Sections 4 & 9: Statistics

## 1600, Section 9: MW        2:30 pm - 3:28 pm, C 117, Dr. Melanie Martin

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Welcome to Math 1600, Statistics

Course Description:

This is an introductory course designed for students in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences. The description of sample data, probability and probability distributions, sampling and estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation and regression, introduction to the analysis of variance.

Some goals of this course:

• Be able to interpret statistics encountered in everyday life and in the student's major.
• Improve critical thinking skills.
• Be able to understand and explain statistical theory and methodology covered in this course (NOT just do the computations).
• Be able to carry out the computations, algebra, and mathematical reasoning in the areas of statistics covered in the course.

 9/9/09 Welcome to Math 1600!  Take Winter Term Survey:           http://physics.csustan.edu/UEPC/Survey/Survey.htm 12/7/09 Exam Week Office Hours: Tuesday, Dec. 15th:            noon - 2 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm Wednesday, Dec. 16th:      6 pm - 9 pm - By Appointment Only Thursday, Dec 17th:            9 am - noon and 3:30 pm - 6 pm or by appointment

Basic Information

Textbook is Statistics: Principles and Methods, 5th Edition, by Johnson and Bhattacharyya

Prerequisite: Math 0106, 0107 or 0110, or a passing score on the ELM test, or equivalent.

Corequisite: Math 1600, Section 9.

Instructor: Dr. Melanie Martin                                  Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall 276

Email: mmartin@cs.csustan.edu                                Office Phone: (209) 667-3787

Web Page: www.cs.csustan.edu/~mmartin

Office Hours:

Monday            3:35 - 4:35 pm
Wednesday       3:35 - 4:35 pm
Thursday          3:05 - 4:05 pm
and by appointment.

Best way to contact Dr. Martin:  Email mmartin@cs.csustan.edu  Please put "Math 1600" in the subject line of the email.

Warning: I reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus at any time during the term by announcing them in class and on my web page.

Campus Employee Furloughs:
For the past 10 years the CSU system has suffered chronic under-funding. This year, because of the state economic crisis, the budget cuts are draconian, \$584 million, the worst ever in decades. The CSU administration is attempting to manage these cuts by dramatically increasing student fees and by furloughing almost all University employees, including faculty, staff, and administrators.  A furlough means mandatory un-paid days off for employees; there are 18 of these this year for faculty.

The days when I’m forced to cancel class because of the furloughs will be announced on the class calendar.  These days off are not holidays; they are a very concrete example of how budget cuts have consequences.  If you would like to take action, or simply learn more, I strongly recommend you contact ASI: http://www.csustan.edu/ASI/

Grades will be based mainly upon two midterm exams, a comprehensive final exam, multiple homework assignments, lab assignments and multiple quizzes.  A plus and minus grading scale will be used to assign final grades.  The final grade weighting of student work is estimated in the table below.

 Midterms (2 exams at 20% each) 40% Homeworks 10% Quizzes 15% Lab (Math 1600, Section 9) 10% Comprehensive Final 25% Total 100%

Exams and Quizzes: There will be two midterm exams and a comprehensive final, all will be in class, closed book. There may be at quizzes most weeks, quiz dates may or may not be announced in advance. If you know in advance that you might miss a quiz or exam, you must discuss this with me well in advance.  No make-up quizzes or exams will be given unless you have a verifiable emergency.  I do not give early exams to accommodate vacation schedules, so please make your holiday travel plans accordingly.  I reserve the right to refuse make-up requests.

Homework: Regular homework is expected and is a regular part of any math course. Your homework is due each day at the start of class. Homework must be stapled and should have your name, the course and section number clearly visible. No late homework will be accepted.

The work you do for this course will be your own, unless otherwise specified. You are not to submit other people's work and represent it as your own. I consider academic honesty to be at the core of the University's activities in education and research. Academic honesty is expected at all times in this course. Cheating is an attack on the efforts of myself and fellow students and, above all, on the cheater's integrity. Those caught cheating will be dealt with to the full extent allowed under University policy.

Cell Phone Policy: During class time, your cell phone is to be turned off and out of sight. Any use of a cell phone during class will result in confiscation of the phone until that day's class has ended or your removal from the class for that day. If you attempt to use your cell phone or leave it on during an exam, you will be considered to have finished your test, and I will collect your exam at that time.  Exceptions may be made only if you discuss your situation with me prior to the start of that day's class, in this case, your cell phone must be set to vibrate/silence.

Some thoughts on studying statistics: Most students find this course challenging (and rewarding if they put in the effort required to be successful). You should expect to come to class and labs, and to spend several hours a week outside of class on homework. In my experience, students who are able to put in sufficient time on a consistent basis throughout the semester and seek help when needed pass this course. You may want to start forming study groups, finding a tutor, or making sure you can come to office hours early in the semester, so you can stay even or ahead of the course pace.

Important dates:

(See Schedule of Courses or Academic Calendar)

 Last day to add a class: Sept 11; Last day to drop a class: Oct 6; Last day to change grade options (CR/NC): Nov 20; No classes: Oct 13, Nov 11, Nov 26, Nov 27; Furlough Days for Staff and Administrators Sept 25 & 28, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4.

Homework
 Assignment Problems Assigned Due HW1, Section 2.3, page 39 2.3, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 2.15, 2.19, 2.23 9/9/09 9/16/09 HW2, Section 2.4, page 45 2.29, 2.31, 2.33, 2.41, 2.48, 2.49 9/14/09 9/18/09 HW3, Section 2.5, page 56 2.59, 2.67, 2.73, 2.79 9/18/09 9/25/09 HW4, Section 4.2, page 122 4.1, 4.3, 4.6, 4.9, 4.11 9/21/09 9/25/09 HW5, Section 4.3, page 129 4.17, 4.18, 4.20, 4.21, 4.25 9/21/09 9/28/09 HW6, Section 4.4, page 138 4.39, 4.40, 4.43, 4.44, 4.45, 4.47, 4.49, 4.51 9/25/09 9/30/09 HW7, Section 4.5, page 149 4.55, 4.57, 4.59, 4.60, 4.62, 4.65, 4.67,  4.71 9/30/09 10/12/09 HW8, Section 4.6, page 158 4.85, 4.86, 4.88, 4.91 10/2/09 10/14/09 HW9, Section 5.2, page 173 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 10/14/09 10/19/09 HW10, Section 5.3, page 180 5.9, 5.10, 5.11,5.12, 5.18, 5.21, 5.25, 5.27 10/16/09 10/23/09 HW11, Section 5.4, page 189 5.29, 5.31, 5.32, 5.34, 5.37 10/19/09 10/28/09 HW12, Section 5.6, page 203 5.67, 5.69, 5.71, 5.72, 5.73 10/23/09 10/30/09 HW13, Section 6.3, page 235 6.13, 6.15abc, 6.17abc, 6.19bc, 6.20, 6.21a, 6.23abc 10/30/09 11/4/09 HW14, Section 6.4, page 239              Section 6.5, page 244 6.25, 6.27, 6.29, 6.30, 6.31 6.39, 6.44, 6.48, 6.49 11/4/09 11/9/09 HW15, Section 7.3, page 278 7.11, 7.18, 7.19, 7.20, 7.23, 7.25 11/6/09 11/13/09 HW16, Section 8.2, page 298              Section 8.3, page 306 8.5, 8.7, 8.11, 8.12 8.15, 8.17, 8.19, 8.21, 8.25, 8.27 11/13/09 11/16/09 HW 17, Section 8.4, page 320 8.37, 8.44-8.52 11/16/09 12/2/09 HW 18, Section 8.5, page 329 8.59, 8.62, 8.63, 8.67, 8.69, 8.75 11/18/09 12/2/09 HW 19, Section 9.2, page 348         and Section 9.3, page 355         and Section 9.4, page 359 9.2, 9.5 9.9, 9.15, 9.27, 9.30 9.33, 9.35 12/2/09 12/4/09 HW 20, Section 9.5, page 363 9.38, 9.39, 9.41, 9.43, 9.45, 9.47 12/4/09 12/11/09 HW 21, Section 10.1, page 378         and Section 10.2, page 393         and Section 10.4, page 406 10.4 10.5, 10.7, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.23, 10.24 10.36, 10.37, 10.38, 10.39 HW 22, Section 3.5, page 100 3.14, 3.15, 3.17, 3.18, 3.22, 3.26, 3.28