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STATISTICS 215
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
Spring 2010

Instructor: Dr. Robert Mnatsakanov, Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
417 Hodges Hall
Phone: 293-3607 Ext. 1061
E-mail: rmnatsak@stat.wvu.edu
Home page: http://stat.wvu.edu/~rmnatsak
Office Hours: Thursday 3:30pm-6:30pm or by appointment

In this course we provide a comprehensive introduction to those models and methods most likely to be encountered and used by students in their careers in engineering and natural sciences. The specific prerequisite is an introductory course in calculus (Math 16). Everyone is required to have his/her own calculator. Sharing of calculators will not be permitted during the tests.

Text: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. William Navidi, Second Edition.

Exams: There will be three Exams. All Exams are closed book. Calculators are required and can not be shared. The date and material covered on Exam is indicated in the class schedule, but the final determination of material will be announced in class prior to the Final Exam.

Schedule of exams: 1st Exam- Thursday, February 18,
2nd Exam- Thursday, March 18,
Final Exam- Thursday, May 6, 8:00am-10:00am.
You are expected to attend every class. Make-up exams will not be given unless there is a legitimate reason for the absence. In the case of an emergency situation, I must be notified within two days of the Exam.

Homework:There will be homework assignments. You should try to solve the homework problems on your own. They are listed with the topics to be covered. I will go over some of them in class.

Disability:If you are a learning, sensory or physically disabled student and feel that you need special assistance in regard to lectures, reading assignments, or testing, please advise me and make appropriate arrangements with Disability Services (293-6700).

Grading:
Exam 1120
Exam 2160
Final Exam220
Lab Exercises 50
Lab Quizzes 50
Lab Exercises: During the semester, at least 25 exercises will be assigned and the best 20 will be used to compute the lab grade. Eighteen (18) of the exercises must be worked (i.e., a reasonable attempt must be made) in order to receive a passing grade. You will find it helpful to bring a pencil, paper, calculator, and your textbook when completing the exercises. The lab instructors will work practice examples similar to the assigned exercises in G33 Eiesland Hall during your assigned lab period. You can work the exercises during the free periods at the lab or you can work them at any computer supporting Java. Graduate Teaching Assistants will teach the labs sections as outlined above and will also be available during free lab hours. You are expected to attend the lab sessions for the quizzes/examples and complete the exercises on your own.

Lab Quizzes:During the semester, 12 quizzes will be given and the best 10 will be used to compute the quiz grade. You will find it helpful to bring a pencil, calculator, and your textbook (for the tables in the back) when completing the quizzes. The quizzes are timed and are to be done in G33 Eiesland Hall during your assigned lab period.

There will be no extra credit assignments. You will receive a grade of A, B, C, D or F if your semester total out of 600 is 5400-600, 480-539, 420-479, 360-419, < 360 respectively.

Advice:The best way to earn a grade of A or B in this course is to: 1) attend class on a regular basis, 2) solve the homework problems, and 3) study the textbook, your notes and my solutions of homework problems.

Academic Honesty:The WVU Catalog states:
"Cheating and dishonest practices in connection with examinations, papers, and projects, including but not limited to: a. Obtaining help from another student during examinations. b. Knowingly giving help to another student during examinations, taking an examination or doing academic work for another student, or providing oneŇs own work for another student to copy and submit as his/her own. c. The unauthorized use of notes, books, or other sources of information during examinations. d. Obtaining without authorization an examination or any part thereof"

Social Justice: West Virginia University is committed to social justice. I concur with the commitment and expect to foster a nurturing learning environment based upon open communication, mutual respect, and a non-discrimination. Our University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color or national origin. Any suggestions as to how to further such a positive and open environment in this class will be appreciated and given serious consideration.