## Announcements

New! Tentative solutions to the final re-posted at 10:30 the evening of the exam day. A student told me the answer to question 4 part (d) was wrong. It is now fixed. Also there were a few revisions and expansions of comments (that were not part of the solutions) that were on my laptop at home instead of on my office computer. They have been added. (Follow the Exam Solutions link in the navigation to the left. The user name and password are the same as last semester and the same as announced in class.)

Solutions to the second midterm re-posted (there were only a couple of typos to fix). (Follow the Exam Solutions link in the navigation to the left. The user name and password are the same as last semester and the same as announced in class.)

Grade distributions to the second midterm posted. They are under the either the Exams or the Exam Solutions link in the navigation to the left.

Grades for the second midterm are in the Moodle gradebook.

In addition to the regularly scheduled office hours for Geyer on Wednesday (before class in Ford 356 and after class in Anderson 250). There will be one additional office hour Thursday 1:30–2:30 and two additional office hours Friday 12:30–2:30. These additional office hours will be in Ford Hall, either in my office (Ford 356) or in another room on the same floor if I can arrange a bigger room. There will be a sign on the door of Ford 356 as to where I am if not there.

Solutions to homework assignment 11 posted. (Follow the Homework Solutions link in the navigation to the left. The user name and password are the same as last semester and the same as announced in class.)

New erratum added (under the Errata link in the
navigation to the left). Homework problem 10-5 had `k` at various
places in the displayed equation where it should have had `i`.

New erratum added (under the Errata link in the navigation to the left). Slide 8, deck 5 had an extra and wrong partial derivative symbol.

New erratum added (under the Errata link in the navigation to the left). As noted in class, slide 86, deck 4 should have said that the parameter it gives the mean, median, and mode for is μ. It now does say that.

New erratum added (under the Errata link in the navigation to the left). The calculations are correct in the solution to homework problem 6-15, but that solution had the false assertion that the log likelihood is strictly convex (this has been deleted).

The second midterm **is not** cumulative. The material it covers
begins where the first midterm left off and continues through the material
for this homework.
That is slide 147, deck 2 through slide 50, deck 4
and homeworks 5, 6, 7, and 8 (hypothesis tests through improper priors).

**Warning!** The final exam **is** cumulative.
So don't forget the material covered on the first midterm.

New erratum added. Not a mistake and not relevant to the material covered so far. You can ignore it for now.

The course total

in the Moodle gradebook it not weighted correctly and
should be ignored. All homework together counts as much as one midterm.
Thus the 4 homeworks whose grades have been recorded together count as
much as 1 / 3 of the first midterm. The course total will be
fixed to make
sense at the end of the semester (after final grades are in the gradebook).

Any issues with the grading of the exams should be discussed with the grader of the specific question first. Mr. Bera graded questions 1 and 2, Ms. Liang graded question 3, and Dr. Geyer graded questions 4 and 5. If the issue cannot be resolved in the discussion with the grader, it can then be escalated to the instructor.

Grade distributions to the second midterm posted. They are under the either the Exams or the Exam Solutions link in the navigation to the left.

Grades for the first midterm are in the Moodle gradebook.

Solutions to first midterm re-posted. Comments were added to the solutions for questions 4 and 5 about some of the problems students had with them. (Follow the Exam Solutions link in the navigation to the left. The user name and password are the same as for homework solutions, the same as last semester, and the same as announced in class.)

The material covered on the first midterm is all slides up to slide 146, deck 2 and homeworks 1 through 4 including review problems.

Erratum posted in the errata section in the navigation to the left. Many links were broken on the review session web page. Now fixed.

The web page for the review session is here.

This section does not have a textbook. For more information see the textbook section of the general information page.

## Exam Dates

Exam | Date and Time |
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First Midterm | Wednesday, October 12, 2016 |

Second Midterm | Wednesday, November 16, 2016 |

Final Exam | 1:30pm–3:30pm Monday, December 19 |

The final exam time is set by the U.