Math 1620: Mathematical Statistics

Professor Richard Kenyon
Tel. 863-6406
rkenyon -at- math dot brown dot edu
office: Kassar 305
Office hours: Mondays 1-2pm or by appointment.

Text: Larsen and Marx, An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its Appl., 5th ed.

Course outline: Topics include Estimation, Hypothesis testing, inferences, goodness-of-fit, regression. We will cover most of the material in chapters 5-11, and, time depending some material of the remaining chapters.


Midterm 1: Thursday Feb 21, in class

Midterm 2: Tuesday April 2, in class

No notes, texts, calculators allowed.

Final: May 13, 2pm-5pm , BH 158

One page of notes is allowed. Covers all material up through 12.2

There will be homeworks collected weekly and two midterms. The final grade will be weighted as follows: Homework 35%, midterms 15%+15%, final 35%.


Homework:

Late homework will not be accepted. The lowest homework grade will be dropped.

Homework 1, due Tuesday Feb. 5 in class:
5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.6, 5.2.8, 5.2.12, 5.2.13

Homework 2, due Tuesday Feb. 12 in class:
5.2.16, 5.2.18, 5.2.20, 5.3.2, 5.3.4, 5.3.5, 5.3.7, 5.3.9, 5.3.14, 5.3.28

Homework 3, due Thursday Feb. 21 in class:
5.4.2, 5.4.3, 5.4.8, 5.4.14, 5.4.22
5.5.2, 5.5.4, 5.5.5
5.7.2

Homework 4, due Tuesday Mar. 5 in class:
5.8.1, 5.8.7
6.2.1, 6.2.4, 6.2.7, 6.3.2, 6.4.12, 6.4.13

Homework 5, due Tuesday Mar. 12 in class:
6.5.1, 6.5.2,
7.3.3, 7.3.8,
7.4.4, 7.4.5, 7.4.6, 7.4.8, 7.4.13, 7.4.21,
7.5.8, 7.5.10

Homework 6, due Tuesday Mar. 19 in class:
9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 9.2.16, 9.2.20
9.3.3, 9.3.5
*No office hours March 18*
*No office hours Apr 1*

*No class Tuesday Apr. 9* *No office hours Apr 8*

Homework 7, due Thursday Apr. 11 in class:
homework 7

Homework 8, due Tuesday Apr. 16 in class:
10.4.2, 10.4.5, 10.4.8, 10.5.2, 10.5.3

Homework 9, due Thursday Apr. 25 in class:
11.2.2,11.2.6,11.2.7,11.2.15,11.2.16, 11.2.23,11.3.2,11.3.4

Homework 10, not to be turned in. Discussed during review session Tuesday Apr 30:
11.4.2, 11.4.6, 11.4.12, 11.5.1,11.5.8, 12.2.1

Reading:
for Tuesday Jan 29: review Chapters 1-4, read Ch. 5.1-5.3
for Thursday Feb 15: read up to 5.8
for Thursday March 7: read up to 9.3