McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
CREDITS 
3  
PREREQUISITES 
189141 or equivalent.  
INTENDED FOR 
Students in Science, Engineering and related disciplines, who have had differential and integral calculus. Not open to students who have taken or are taking 189356  
CONTENT 
Sample space, events. Conditional probability, independence, Bayes' theorem with applications. Random variables, univariate distributions. Mathematical expectation, moment generating function. The binomial, Poisson, exponential, normal and and other distributions. Joint distributions, transformation of variables The weak law of large numbers. Sampling distributions, chisquared, studentt, F variables. The cental limit theorem.  
TEXTBOOK 
Mathematical Statistics with Applications, 5th Edition WACKERLY DD, MENDENHALL W and SCHEAFFER RL Duxbury Press, 1996. ISBN 0 534 20916 5. First 7 chapters 

INSTRUCTOR 
James Hanley Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Associate Member, Department of Mathematics and Statistics


TIME / PLACE 
MTWJF, May 01 to May 28, 09:00 to 11:00 BRONFMAN BUILDING, ROOM 110 

ASSIGNMENTS 
Must be submitted by 9 a.m. on due date. Submitted homework should be STAPLED with a cover page that contains NAME, STUDENT NUMBER, COURSE NUMBER, and ASSIGNMENT NUMBER. 

HONESTY POLICY 
While students are not discouraged from discussing assignment problems with their colleagues, the written solutions that are handed in should be each student's own work. The McGill Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities states 'No student shall, with intent to deceive, represent the work of another person as his or her own in any assignment submitted in a course... , whether the material so represented constitutes a part or the entirety of the work submitted.'  
FINAL EXAM 
May 29 or 30 date to be announced by McGill; watch for details at http://ww2.mcgill.ca/Summer/examt.htm 

ASSESSMENT 
Maximum of ï Final Exam; ï Assignments[best k/(k+1)] x 0. 25 + Final Exam x 0. 75; ï Quizzes x 0.15 + Assignments[best k/(k+1)] x 0. 25 + Final Exam x 0. 60. 