Math 11/11L, Elementary Probability and Statistics, Spring 2014

Lectures: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2:00-2:50 PM, in the Ledden Auditorium.
Math 11 Sections: Thursdays.
Math 11L Sections: Tuesdays in the computer lab, Applied Physics and Mathematics B432.

Instructor: Jason Schweinsberg (jschwein@math.ucsd.edu)
TAs: Yuchao Liu (yul085@ucsd.edu), 10:00 AM section; Nan Zou (nzou@ucsd.edu), 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM sections; Juan Bernal (jubernal@ucsd.edu), 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM sections; and Xiao Pu (xipu@ucsd.edu), 3:00 PM section.

Textbook: Stats: Data and Models, 3rd Edition, by Richard D. De Veaux, Paul F. Velleman, and David E. Bock.

Announcements

Future announcements will be made in Ted.

Important links

Office hours

Jason Schweinsberg (in 6157 Applied Physics and Mathematics): Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 PM, Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 AM, Thursdays 5:00-6:30 PM.
Yuchao Liu (in 6446 Applied Physics and Mathematics): Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
Nan Zou (in 5720 Applied Physics and Mathematics): Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 PM
Juan Bernal (in 5412 Applied Physics and Mathematicss): Thursdays 3:00-5:00 PM
Xiao Pu (in 6446 Applied Physics and Mathematics): Thursdays 10:00-11:00 AM

Exams

The first midterm exam will be held on Monday, April 21.
The second midterm exam will be held on Monday, May 19.
The final exam will be held on Friday, June 13, from 3:00-6:00 PM.

Although you will be permitted to use calculators on exams, you will not be permitted to use any books or notes. However, so that you can concentrate on learning concepts rather than memorizing formulas, some formulas will be provided for you on the exams. You are responsible for looking at these formulas before the exam and understanding what they mean. Questions about the formulas will not be answered during the exam.

Here are the formulas with which you will be provided on the first midterm exam.
Here are the formulas with which you will be provided on the second midterm exam.
Here are the formulas with which you will be provided on the final exam.

Other sites 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 link to the New York Times article "For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics".
Here is a link to an ABC News article concerning medical statistics.
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 a New York Times article on Bayes rule.
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.