Instructor:  Prof. Dimitris Politis Email: dpolitis@ucsd.edu Tel.: 5345861 Office: APM 5701 Office hours: MWF 10am10:50am or by appointment 


TAs 


Homework  Homework will be assigned online on Wednesday evenings, and will be due the Thursday 8 days later. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR HOMEWORK IN THE DROPBOX AT THE BASEMENT BY 4PM EACH THURSDAY. Homework will no longer be collected during the TA discussions.  Please write down the section number that you are enrolled in when you submit the homework and quizzes.  
Class notes  Notes from class will be posted on Wednesday evenings together with the Homework.  
Weekly quizes  Every Friday, a 20 minute quiz will be given. The quizes are a most important part of the class; they will focus on the material presented in class during the week. Quizes can not be made up if missed; however, the two lowest quiz scores will be dropped before calculating the quiz average for the final class grade. For the quizes, please bring a blue book and your calculator; blue books can be reused for the quizes to save some trees.  Quiz grading: spell name (and ID number) right = 3pts; partially correct = 7pts; totally correct = 10pts.  
Final exam  The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the material from the whole course with particular emphasis on the examples discussed in class, and the homework problems. For the final exam, please bring 12 fresh blue books, your student ID, calculator, and a crib sheet (2 sides OK!)  The 181A final will take place at 11:30am on Monday March 19 at CSB002.  
Computing

Students should familiarize themselves with the statistical language R; Sessions on Thursday January 11th will focus on R. There are many online tutorials on R; just google "R tutorial". A gentle one is given here; see also the R handout from 2010 and the R handout from 2017. Click here to download R to your computer.  
Textbook  An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its
Applications.,
6th ed., by Larsen and Marx;
Prentice Hall. THE PLAN FOR THIS QUARTER IS TO COVER CHAPTERS 5, 6, AND 7 FROM THE BOOK. HOWEVER, CH. 5.8 WILL BE POSTPONED TO LAST WEEK OF CLASSES. 

Other books

Rice: Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, and Wackerly et al.: Mathematical Statistics with Applications.  
Web resource

SticiGui (an interactive statistics textbook)  
Course Webpage  The course webpage will be updated
regularly and students are advised to check it often. In particular,
the webpage will list the week's assigned homework, as well as
the assigned reading material. 

Course Grade  
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