Math 30440, Section 01  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
University of Notre Dame, Spring 2009
Announcements
 Final Exam:
 Wednesday, May 6, 1.453.45, NIEW 118
 Here is a summary of all the topics to be covered on the final. Notice that it
does not include anything from chapter 9.
 Here is a practice test (longer than the actual test!), with solutions.
 Solutions to *all* homeworks now posted to the assignments page.
 Review Sessions:
 Monday 79pm, HayesHealy 229 (Prof. Gerdes)
 Tuesday 35pm, HayesHealy 129 (Prof. Galvin)
 Upcoming office hours:
 Wednesday 34pm
 Thursday 45.30pm
 Friday: 24.30pm
 Weedend: I'll be out of town, and out of email range
 Monday: 3pm5pm
 Tuesday: 11am1pm
 Wednesday: I don't know what time I'll be in tomorrow (Doctor's appointment), but it should be around noon.
You should find me in my office from then until 1.30
 Here are the excel files from the two inclass examples on linear regression.
 Here's a list of interval estimates that we've seen.
 Here are some notes giving justifications for the central
limit theorem and the equation for the sample variance.
 Help! I've fallen and I don't know which distribution to use to get up!
 Here's a list of common distributions with information about their parameters and uses.
 SECOND MIDTERM: Tuesday, March 17, 8am9.15am, 155 DeBartolo. Information about
the makeup will be available closer to the time. Everything from the first exam is fair game, as well as:
4.8, 4.9 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 (definition only), 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.8.1. You may bring up to three pages of handwritten notes.
 Review sessions: Prof. Gerdes (who teaches Sec 02) will hold open office hours in HH 112 from 4pm to 5pm Monday,
and from 6.20pm to 9pm; I will hold a review session on Monday
from 5pm to 6.20pm in De Bartolo 126. Please come prepared with questions!
 Office hours: Monday from 3pm to 5pm.
 Practice problems: There are two sets. The first is a practice exam with
questions similar in style to the actual exam, and a similar length (solutions are here). The second is a miscellaneous collection of
problems that you might also like to look over as preparation
(solutions here)
 Office hours: From now on, I'll be trying to stick to the following regular pattern of office hours. M 34, W 10.4011.40 and 34.
Homeworks will be collected in class on Wednesdays, but I will also allow them to be left in my mailbox up to 3pm Thursday (hence the Wed afternoon office hours).
 Power point on Poisson distribution
(created by Larry Winner, U. Fla.)
 Poisson distribution calculator:
http://rockem.stat.sc.edu/prototype/calculators/index.php3?dist=Poisson

Binomial distribution calculator: http://cnx.org/content/m11024/latest/ (scroll down)
 FIRST MIDTERM: Thursday, February 12, 8am9.15am, 155 DeBartolo Hall. Information about the makeup will be available closer to the time.
The exam will cover all of chapters 3 and 4, *except* 4.3.2, 4.8 and 4.9.
 Review sessions: Prof. Gerdes (who teaches Sec 02) will hold a review session on Tuesday at 7pm, HayesHealy 229; I will hold one on Wednesday
from 4.20 to 5.50, HayesHealy 129. Come prepared with questions.
 Practice problems: here are some problems that you might like to do as preparation.
 ROOM CHANGE! Starting Friday, January 16, this class will meet in NIEU 127
 I'll be in my office from 3pm to 5pm this coming Friday (Jan 16)
Created by David Galvin, and last revised on December 15, 2008.