Math 472: Statistics (Spring 2002)
Lecture Notes: A First Course in Mathematical Statistics
Course homepage: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~web472
Lecture: MWF 12:20-1:10pm, Malott Hall 207
Office hours: Friday 2:00-4:00pm, Malott Hall 401
Textbook: Course package A First Course in Mathematical Statistics (Campus Store) in conjunction with Larsen and Marx, An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001
Teaching assistant: Chong Wang, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org offfice hours
Monday, Friday 1:30-2:30pm, Malott Hall 218
Other reference books: Rice, J. A., Mathematical Statistics and
Data Analysis, Second Edition, Duxbury Press 1995; Hogg, R. V. and
Craig, A. T., Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (5 Edition),
Prentice-Hall, 1995; Casella, G. and Berger, R. L., Statistical
Inference, Duxbury Press, 1990
Homework: There will be homework assignments throughout the semester. The most important function of homework is to help you to internalize concepts and to develop problem-solving skills. Homework will be given and collected every Monday. It will be graded by the TA.
Delayed homework policy: No homework will be accepted without some serious excuse after the solutions are given.
Examinations: There will be one take home examination and one final examination.
Take-home examination: between 3/25 and 4/5, t.b.a.
Final examination: Wednesday 5/15 3:00-5:30 pm
Grading policy: Homework 40%, Take-home examination 20%, Final 40%.