Statistics and Applications
Name: Christopher R. Bilder, Ph.D.
Office: Hardin Center 342D (northeast corner of the north
Office hours: MW 10-11AM (Hardin), M 3:30-4:15PM (Avery 250), and
STAT 380 website:
Walpole, R. E., Myers, R. H., Myers, S. L., and Ye, K. (2002). Probability
& Statistics for Engineers & Scientists. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River,
Note: Answer manual is on
reserve at the Math library (basement of Avery, room 14)
MATH 107H (Honors Calculus II) or MATH 208 (Analytic Geometry & Calculus
Grades will be based upon the following:
||Percent of grade
|1 Comprehensive Final
|3 Tests (lowest score dropped)
|Projects, Quizzes, etc...
For the tests part, each test (
the lowest score)
will be worth 20% of the grade.
If you miss a test:
Since your lowest test score is dropped, your first
missed test is your drop test. If you miss more than one test, come to my office
to discuss the situation. Bring any documented proof needed to support your
case. No “make-up” quizzes are allowed for students missing class. If you miss a
quiz, the lost points may be partially recovered by doing the extra credit on projects.
ote that this testing policy includes
class absences that are “university excused” or due to extenuating
+ and – letter grades are 2.5% from the above cut
off points. For example, A- is 90-92.5% and B+ is
A project completed in an unreadable or
unprofessional manner will be returned to the student. The project may be redone
and turned in again; however, points will be deducted from the grade. No late
projects, quizzes, etc. will be accepted.
You are required to turn in all projects
electronically. E-mail projects to me in Word documents BEFORE the time the
project is due. I will e-mail you an acknowledgement if it has been received. If
you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement from me, it is your responsibility
to determine what happened to the project.
Excel and Maple will be used extensively to perform
calculations in this class. Excel is available in most university computer labs.
Students can purchase Office from the UNL computer store for $9.99, which will
contain Excel. Maple is available in the Math computer lab (Avery 18, an account
is needed) and a few other places as well on campus. Students may purchase a
4-month lease for Maple from
http://webstore.maplesoft.com at a price of $39. Full copies of the software
can be purchased from this website as well and the UNL computer store.
All projects must be completed using Excel or Maple whenever a computer is
needed for calculations (unless otherwise stated). Projects completed using
other software packages will not be accepted.
A calculator will also be helpful for tests to do basic calculations,
derivatives, and integration.
The final exam is scheduled for 3:30-5:30PM on
Thursday, December 15. There are no longer “unit exams” for this course.
to be successful in this course
be successful in this course, I strongly suggest that you should:
Complete all projects
the material in the course lecture notes
how to do all Excel and Maple calculations discussed during class
the corresponding sections of the textbook as we cover the course material
you have problems with completing any of the above, please ask questions in
class or stop by during my office hours.