APPLIED STATISTICS I MATH 1530-04, Call No. 05101, 3 Credits FALL 2001, T R 2:00-3:15 KOM 205This course is an introduction to statistics, the science of collecting, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. Topics in the areas of descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and statistical inference will be studied.Instructor: Dr. Dennis WalshOffice: KOM 273Office Hours: MW 12:30-4:30 T 12:30-2:00, 3:30-4:30 F 12:30-2:30 (other hours by appointment)Phone: 898-2224 (office); 898-2669 (dept. office)Dept. Fax: 898-5422Course Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a mathematics Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent.Textbook: Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 4th ed., 2001, by A.C. Bluman, WCBCalculator: scientific calculator with statistical functionsSchedule(subject to revision): 8/21-9/11 Chapters 1 - 3: The Nature of Probability and Statistics; Frequency Distributions and Graphs; Data Description. 9/13 * Test 9/18-10/9 Chapters 4 - 6: Counting Techniques; Probability; Probability Distributions. 10/11 * Test 10/16-11/6 Chapters 7 - 9: Normal Distribution; Confidence Intervals and Sample Size; Hypothesis Testing. 11/8 * Test 11/13-11/29 Chapters 10-14: Testing the Difference Between Means and Proportions; Correlation & Regression; Chi-Square Tests; Analysis of Variance 12/4 * Test 12/13 * Final exam, 1:00 - 3:00 (comprehensive)

Letter grades will be assigned according to the usual scale:

A for [90,100+), B for [80,90), C for [70,80), D for [60,70), F for [0,60) points.

**Absences**: Attend
every class. Prompt notification of an absence is required. If a student

misses a test for a legitimate reason that is promptly reported, the instructor

will either give a make-up test or re-weigh the final exam.

A grade of W or I will be given only in accordance with the University policy.

**Disability**:
If you have a disability that may require assistance or accommodation,
or if

you have any questions related to any accommodations for testing, note
takers,

readers, etc., please speak with me as soon as possible. Students may also
contact

the Office of Disabled Students Services (898-2783) with questions about
such

services.

**Important Dates**:
Sept. 3 ..................Labor day

Sept 17...................Deadline: drop/withdraw without a grade

Oct 15 ....................Deadline; droop/withdraw with W

Oct 18-20 ...............Fall break

Nov 22-24. .............Thanksgiving break

Dec 13 .....................Final exam, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.