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Statistics 5102, Spring 2001, Prof. Geyer


New! Exam grades and grades for the course are finally up.

New! Solutions and grade distributions for the final exam posted.

New! As someone requested, I have made the entire notes available in PDF (palatable dog food) format.

General Information

Homework Assignments

Homework Solutions


Exam Solutions

Exam Dates

First Midterm Friday, Mar 2
Second Midterm Friday, Apr 13
Final Exam 10:30am-12:30pm Tuesday, May 8

What the Exam Covers

The second midterm will cover the material since the first midterm. It is not cumulative.

Specifically, the second midterm covers Section 9.5 and Chapters 10 and 11 of the notes and the corresponding sections of Lindgren (7.10, 7.11, 8.6, 8.7, 9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6. 9.7, 9.10, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3)

The final exam is cumulative.

Old Exams (Spring 2000)

All the Notes (Fall 2000 and Spring 2001)

New! The entirety of both semester's notes are available in Adobe palatable dog food (PDF) format.


This section is just copied from the 5101 page. It will be revised later.


We will be using computers in the course, mostly in second semester. First semester we will only use the computers like a fancy calculator. In fact it could be replaced by some calculators for all the use we are going to make of it first semester, although most calculators, even expensive ones do not have all the probability distributions we want built in. Two that do are the Texas Instruments TI-83 and TI-83 Plus, but you probably don't want to buy such a calculator just for this course. If you have to buy a calculator, one that can do calculus like a TI-89 or a TI-92 Plus would perhaps be more helpful.

R and Rweb

The default statistical computing package will be R, which can be used in the lab or downloaded (it's free software), and its web interface Rweb, which can be used in any web browser. If you are familiar with another computer statistics package, you may use that, but the instructor and teaching assistant may not be able to help you with it.

A recently added page explains using R and Rweb to calculate probabilites.

A recently added page illustrates the CLT using Rweb.


Mathematica is available in the public microcomputer labs. A web page about using Mathematica may be helpful or may not. Last year not many students bothered with using Mathematica. We'll see what the interest is this year.