Math 11, Calculus-Based Introductory Probability and Statistics, Fall 2016
Instructor: Jason Schweinsberg (email@example.com)
Lectures: 3:00-3:50 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Ledden Auditorium.
Section B01 (8:00-8:50 AM on Tuesdays in Warren Lecture Hall, Room 2114), TA: Colleen Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section B02 (4:00-4:50 PM on Tuesdays in Thurgood Marshall College 102), TA: He Chen (email@example.com)
Section B03 (5:00-5:50 PM on Tuesdays in Thurgood Marshall College 102), TA: He Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section B04 (6:00-6:50 PM on Tuesdays in Thurgood Marshall College 102), TA: Alex Reed (email@example.com)
Section B05 (7:00-7:50 PM on Tuesdays in Thurgood Marshall College 102), TA: Alex Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section B06 (8:00-8:50 PM on Tuesdays in Thurgood Marshall College 102), TA: Colleen Chan (email@example.com)
Jason Schweinsberg: Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM, Tuesdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:30-3:30 PM (in 6157 Applied Physics and Mathematics)
Colleen Chan: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 AM (in 5829 Applied Physics and Mathematics), and Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM (in 2331 Applied Physics and Mathematics)
He Chen: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM and Thursdays 1:30-2:30 PM (location TBA)
Alex Reed: Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 AM and Fridays 12:00-1:00 PM (in 2331 Applied Physics and Mathematics)
The textbook for the courses is Stats: Data and Models, 4th Edition, by Richard D. De Veaux, Paul F. Velleman, and David E. Bock.
Because the homework problems come from the textbook, it is very important that you have the 4th edition.
Although the bookstore sells the textbook together with MyStatLab access, you will not need access to MyStatLab for this course.
Instructions for purchasing an electronic version of the textbook for $104.95 are available in TritonEd.
If you are possibly interested in taking Math 11 but are not yet enrolled, please attend lectures and keep up with the work until you have decided on your course schedule. Math 11 moves very fast at the beginning, and there are homework and lab assignments due Wednesday and Friday of Week 1.
Future announcements will be posted in TritonEd rather than here.
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Other sites of interest
Below are some links to web sites that may be of interest to Math 11 students. They are not directly related to the course, and viewing them is not required.
Here is a link to a USA Today article written by a doctor, "Statistics might be the most important class you take in college".
Here is a link to a website discussing misuse of statistics in the medical literature.
Here is a link to an article discussing how Florence Nightingale used statistics to help improve the conditions in hospitals during the Crimean War.
Here is a link to an article describing how statistics are being used to help UC students graduate on time.
Here is a link to the website "Understanding Uncertainty" which is devoted to helping people understand randomness and risk.
Here is a link to the website FiveThirtyEight, which examines current events (especially politics and sports) from a data-oriented perspective and presents a statistical model of the upcoming presidential election.
Below are some examples of creative data visualization which may be of interest:
- Here is a link to a short lecture by Hans Rosling, which is well known for its effective presentation of data on global poverty. The display that begins 4 minutes into the lecture has become particularly famous.
- Here is a Youtube video demonstrating world population growth over time.
- Here is a picture illustrating the careers chosen by UCSD alumni with different majors.
- Here is a data visualization gallery prepared by the US Census Bureau.