Technologies used and required
All unit materials, including administrative updates, lecture notes, tutorials and assignments, will be posted on the Unit website on iLearn. The web address is https://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
Students will attend three one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week. The notes shown in lectures will be available on iLearn before the lecture is given, but note that corrections may be made after the lecture. Tutorial exercises will be set weekly and will be available on iLearn before the tutorial. Students are expected to have attempted all questions before the tutorial. A plan of the topics to be covered is at the end of this document.
Required and Recommended texts and/or materials
There is no required textbook for this unit. Students may benefit from having access to the following background reference for additional reading and problems:
“Mathematical Statistics with Applications” W Mendenhall, D Wackerly and R Scheaffer (6th or 7th edition) - library call number is QA276.M426.
The following books may also be useful background references:
ROSS, S. A First Course in Probability (QA273.R83)
SCHEAFFER, R. L. Introduction to Probability and Its Applications (QA273.S357)
SMITH, P. J. Into Statistics (QA276.S615)
FREUND, J. E. Mathematical Statistics (QA276.F692)
HOEL, P. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (QA276.H57)
HOGG, R.V. & TANIS, E.A. Probability and Statistical Inference (QA273.H694)
LARSON, H. Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistical Inference (QA273.L352)
SPIEGEL, M.R., SRINIVASAN, J. & SCHILLER, J.J. Schaum's outline of theory and problems of probability and statistics (QA273.25.S64)
WALPOLE, R.E. & MYERS, R.H. Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (TA340.W35)
HOGG, R.V. & CRAIG, A.T. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (QA276.H59)
At least one copy of each of these is available in the Library, and extra copies may be available on the shelves for borrowing purposes.
It should be understood that there are variations in notation (and even in definition) from one reference book to another, and that the lecture material alone defines recommended notation. Note that all lecture notes will be available in pdf form on the Unit website on iLearn before the lecture. You are required to print out your own copy and bring this to lectures.
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