Math 4614/6614  Probability and Statistics  Spring 2014 
Class:  Dunn Hall 233, MW 12:40pm2:05pm  
Instructor:  Paul Balister  
Email:  pbalistr@memphis.edu  
Website:  http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~pbalistr/4614.html  
Office:  Dunn Hall 349, Tel: 6783138  
Office Hours:  Mondays 2:15pm3:15pm, or by appointment.  
Description:  MATH 4614  Probability/Statistics. Probability distribution; statistical methods of parameter estimation and hypothesis testing; comparisons of two population means, proportions, and variances; analysis of variance, linear models and multiple regression. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 4614 and MATH 4635. PREREQUISITE: MATH 1920 and one of MATH 2702, COMP 2700 with a minimum grade of C.  
Textbook:  Probability and Statistical Inference, Eighth edition, by Robert V. Hogg and Elliot A. Tanis. ISBN 0312584759.  
Material:  Chapters 1 to 8 (with a few sections skipped). Some of chapter 11 if time permits.  
Calculators:  It is advisable for students to have a calculator with statistical functions. The TI 83plus, TI 84plus, and TI nspire are suitable.  
Tutoring:  If you need help in the course, please do not hesitate to ask me. I will be available during office hours and will gladly meet with you at other times, if necessary. Also, I encourage you to discuss the material with your peers. You may also be able to use the Math Learning Center.  
Grades:  The grades will be based on attendance (5%), homework (20%), three inclass exams (20% each), and the comprehensive final (35%), with the lowest inclass test score dropped. Plus/Minus grades will be used. Grading scale to be determined.  
Make ups:  No makeups will be given. Instead, the lowest inclass test grade will be dropped.  
Homeworks:  Homeworks will be announced in class typically on Wednesdays and will be due the following Wednesday. (I will not accept homeworks unless I receive them by Friday noon.) An additional homework assignment will be given to students at the 6000 level.  
Attendance:  I will hand out an attendance sheet at the beginning of each class.  
Exam Schedule: 

Homework  Due  Questions 

Assignment 1  Wednesday, February 5  1.12, 1.19, 1.23, 1.28, 1.211, 1.220, 1.36, 1.317, 1.320, 1.410. 
Assignment 2  Wednesday, February 12  1.415, 1.416, 1.419, 1.421, 1.52, 1.59, 1.511, 1.62, 1.64, 2.16. 
Assignment 3  Wednesday, February 26  2.18, 2.26, 2.28, 2.214, 2.31, 2.34, 2.39, 2.46, 2.418, 2.422. 
Assignment 4  Wednesday, March 5  2.52, 2.510, 2.512, 2.518, 2.64, 2.612, 2.616, 3.32, 3.38, 3.312. 
Assignment 5  Wednesday, March 19  3.322, 3.326, 3.48, 3.414, 3.420, 3.52, 3.56, 3.512, 3.66, 3.618. 
Assignment 6  Wednesday, April 9  4.110, 4.112, 4.32, 4.36, 4.38, 4.318, 5.18, 5.62, 5.68, 5.612. 
Assignment 7  Wednesday, April 16  6.12, 6.14, 6.18, 6.110, 6.118, 6.24, 6.210, 6.42, 6.52, 6.610. 
Assignment 8  Wednesday, April 23  7.12, 7.14, 7.16, 7.116, 7.22, 7.24, 7.210, 7.212, 7.214, 7.44. 
Handouts:
Test 1 solutions Test 2 examples Test 2 solutions Test 3 examples Test 3 solutions Probability examples