STAT 360-02 Fall 2018 Schedule (Syllabus)

Prof. Tanya Leise  

Mon 12:00 - 12:50 SMUD 204
Tues & Thurs 11:30 - 12:50 NSCI A331

Text: Probability with R by R. Dobrow (textbook R scripts and errata)
(freely available as Ebook through Five Colleges library catalog and through Moodle course page)

Date
Topic
Assigned Work and Class Materials
9/4-6    
Tu
Introduction to probability (1.1-1.4)
To install R: R and RStudio
To use R via server: r.amherst.edu
 
Th 1.5-1.6 Counting principles and intro to R lab  
9/10-13
   
M
3.4 More counting principles and practice problems  
Tu
1.7-1.10 Random variables and simulation in R lab  
Th
2.1-2.3 Conditional probability and practice problems Due today: 1.6, 1.12, R problem
9/17-20
   
M
2.4-2.6 Bayes formula and counting principles lab  
Tu
3.1-3.3 Independence and practice problems Due today: R problem
Th
3.4-3.6 Binomial distribution and practice problems Due today: 1.16, 1.22, 1.28, 1.36, 3.18, 2.2, 2.6, 2.10
9/24-27    
M
3.7-3.9 Poisson distribution and practice problems  
Tu
Class starts at noon today
4.1-4.4 Random variables
Due today: R problem
Th
4.6-4.10 Variance of RVs and practice problems Due today: 2.14, 2.17, 2.26, 3.4, 3.22, 3.24, 3.26, 3.31, 3.36, 3.40
10/1-4
   
M
5.1-5.2 Discrete distributions and R code  
Tu
5.3-5.5 More on discrete distributions and practice problems Due today: R problem
Th
6.1-6.3 Continuous distributions and practice problems Due today: 4.4, 4.12, 4.18, 4.28, 4.32, 4.36, 4.40, 4.46, 4.51
10/6-9 Mini-break  
10/11
   
Th
6.4 Expectation and variance (practice problems from actuarial exam) Due today: 5.2, 5.10, 5.11, 5.20, 5.23
10/15-18
   
M
Review problems with exam1 overview and
More review problems
for class
 
Tu
Exam 1  
Th
6.5-6.6 Exponential distribution and R code Due today: R problem
10/22-25    
M
6.7 Joint distributions  
Tu
6.8-6.9 Joint distributions and practice problems and R code Due today: R problem
Th
6.10-6.11 More functions of RVs and practice problems Due today: 5.25, 5.28, 5.30, 6.2, 6.12, 6.20
10/29-11/1
   
M
Finish Ch6, 10.2  
Tu
7.1 Normal distribution Due today: R problem
Th
7.2 Gamma distribution Due today: 6.22, 6.24, 6.30, 6.32, 6.34
11/5-8
   
M
7.3-7.6 Poisson process, beta, Pareto  
Tu
8.1 Conditional distributions Project topic due today (email brief description)
Th
8.2-8.4 Conditional expectation Due today: 6.40, 10.10, 7.2, 7.6, 7.15, 7.21
11/12-15
   
M
8.5-8.6 Conditional variance  
Tu
9.1-9.2 Law of Large Numbers Due today: R problem
Th
9.1-9.2 Law of Large Numbers, cont'd Due today: 7.22, 7.24, 7.29, 7.36, 7.40, 8.2, 8.4
11/17-24 Thanksgiving break  
11/26-29
   
M
9.3 Monte Carlo integration  
Tu
9.4 Central Limit Theorem Due today: R problem
Th
9.5 Moment-generating functions Due today: 8.12, 8.16, 8.22, 8.28, 9.8
12/3-6
   
M
Review  
Tu
Exam 2  
Th
10.1 Bivariate normal Due today: R problem
12/10-11    
M 10.6 MCMC  
Tu Wrap up Due today: 9.12, 9.16, 9.24, 9.26, 9.28, 9.29, 10.4, 10.5
 

Project report due Wed 12/12 (email)

Final exam is Fri 12/21 9am-noon in SMudd 014