Math 1710:  Statistical Theory and Applications, Spring 2017


Lecturer: Michael Nussbaum, <mn66>, 441 Malott Hall, 5-3403, Office hours: T, F 2:30 -3:30


Lectures: MWF 12:20-1:10251 Malott Hall


TA:  Rinald Murataj, <rm757>,  Office hours: tba


Computer Lab: Wed 1:25 , 2:30, Th 9:05 G28 Uris Hall 

(If you need a change from your assigned lab without making the change online,  please see the TA).


Course Website: for initial summary; for the ongoing course


Required Text: Diez, Barr and Cetinkaya-Rundel, OpenIntro Statistics. 3rd Edition


Free pdf available at

Also available as a bound book (inexpensive black/white or color versions) from Amazon, and at  the Cornell Store ($21 new). If not in stock, it is printed on demand in the store.

Required Software: JMP. Student licenses ($15) can be purchased at the software licensing website of the Cornell Store. To access the  website, log in with your netid into


then under 'products' on the left side, click JMP, and then JMP Pro Student License (2016-17). An email will be received with the required license key and instructions for installing the software. JMP is available for Windows and Mac.


Calculator: The statistics features you'll need include combinations, standard deviation, and correlation. (TI-83/4 graphing calculators have a more extensive statistics package.) 


Homework: There are several types of assignments: (No electronic submissions, please.)

Textbook (graded) Sets of exercises assigned weekly and usually collected Wednesdays. While you may discuss these with others and get help from your lecturer, from the TAs, or at the tutoring centers, the final work you submit must be your own. We'll be posting solutions on a Blackboard site that you will login to with your netid. The posting will happen on the due date without delay, so late homework cannot be accepted.


Computer labs (graded) Investigations using our Statistics software. You may work with a partner on the computer portion during the Thursday labs, but your final written work must be your own. Reports are typically due at the start of the next lab.

Please make sure that you write the computer lab section number on whatever HW you turn in.


Attendance  policy: Use of laptops and other mobile electronic devices during lecture is not permitted. Violations will incur negative participation points for each instance. These will influence the final course score.  



       Prelim 1: Fri March 3 in class

     Prelim 2: Fri Apr 28 in class

      Final: tba


Conflicts: If you have another exam at the time of the final, please e-mail us at least two weeks before the end of lectures. No make-ups will be possible without prior arrangement. For all exams, disability students registered with Student Disability Services are eligible for appropriate accommodations. Please discuss this with the lecturer within the first three weeks of the semester.


Grading: Homework 30% (Textbook and Computer lab), each prelim 20%, Final exam 30%.


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 Outline of the course (incl. assignments)