# Stat 61 - Schedule

 Schedule: Swarthmore College - STAT 61, Probability and Mathematical Statistics I (version of 9/30/2007) Back to Stat 61 page Week Date Text period Chap. 1 3-Sep Mon Distribution of waiting times:  exponential distribution, continuous random variables 5-Sep Wed Sample spaces and event algebras 2.2 7-Sep Fri Probability measures 2.3 2 10-Sep Mon Conditional probability, Bayesian updates, updating search maps 2.4 12-Sep Wed Bayesian updates and the Scorpion Search 14-Sep Fri Independence, independent trials, binomial experiments 2.5 3 17-Sep Mon How to count.  Combinatorial probabilities.  Newton and Pepys 2.6, 2.7 Homework 1 due 19-Sep Wed Newton and Pepys.  More counting.  Random variables. 21-Sep Fri Discrete random variables: pmf, cdf.  Binomial distributions. 3.2, 3.3 4 24-Sep Mon (sick day) Sick day 26-Sep Wed Geometric, Poisson distributions.  Continuous r.v.s: pdf, cdf. 3.4 + part of 4.2, 4.4 Homework 2 due 28-Sep Fri Uniform, exponential, normal distributions.  Expected values. 3.4, 3.5 5 1-Oct Mon Mean, Variance, and Moments. 3.6, 3.9 Homework 3 due 3-Oct Wed More on particular distributions.  Transformations.  Normal and lognormal distributions. bits of 4 5-Oct Fri Joint densities 3.7 Exam 1 available 6 8-Oct Mon New variables from old, sums of random variables, convolutions 3.8, 3.9 Homework 4 due 10-Oct Wed Limits of binomials, sums of uniforms, sums of exponentials more of 4 Exam 1 due 12-Oct Fri Central limit theorem.  How the stock market works. 4.3 Fall Break 7 22-Oct Mon Poisson processes and waiting times 4.2 plus 24-Oct Wed More Poission processes 4.2, 4.6 26-Oct Fri Moment-generating functions, characteristic functions 3.12 plus 8 29-Oct Mon ESTIMATION: point estimators and their properties 5 31-Oct Wed Least squares, matching moments, maximum likelihood 2-Nov Fri More on likelihood functions 9 5-Nov Mon Confidence intervals 7-Nov Wed HYPOTHESIS TESTING 6 9-Nov Fri 10 12-Nov Mon Estimation and hypothesis testing with normal parameters 7 14-Nov Wed 16-Nov Fri 11 19-Nov Mon REGRESSION 11 21-Nov Wed Thanksgiving 12 26-Nov Mon More regression 28-Nov Wed 30-Nov Fri 13 3-Dec Mon More applications 5-Dec Wed 7-Dec Fri 14 10-Dec Mon Review, class picture, class party End of Classes 14-Dec Fri FINAL EXAM, 9am to noon