The University of Tennessee at Martin
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Probability and Statistics I
Credit Hours : 3
Instructor : Dr. D.A. McCullough
Office : 424G Andy Holt Humanities Building
Phone : 587 – 7362 ( my office )
587 – 7360 ( departmental office – to leave a message )
E - mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours : Monday 7 – 8 , 10 – noon; Tuesday 7 – 8 , 2 – 3 ;
Wednesday 7 – 8 , 10 – 11 ; Thursday 7 – 8 ;
Friday 10 – 11 ; and also by appointment.
Textbook : Probability and Statistical Inference, 6th Edition , by Hogg and Tanis
Calculators : You will need a calculator for this course that calculates summary statistics and regression functions. (TI 83 - Plus Highly Recommended) YOU MAY NOT SHARE CALCULATORS DURING ANY EXAMINATIONS OR QUIZZES.
Prerequisites : Math 252
Course Purpose, Goals and Objectives :
These can be seen on the course syllabus on the departmental web page or viewed in my office.
Homework / Quizzes : There will be homework assignments and quizzes throughout the semester. There will be approximately 150 points with 120 points being a perfect score. The remaining points will be considered bonus. You will usually have at least a week to complete each homework assignment. Quizzes will usually be unannounced and in class. You will be able to use your notes on quizzes. HOMEWORK AND QUIZZES CANNOT BE MADE UP.
Exams : There will be three in – class exams and a final examination. Examination One will probably cover Chapters 1 – 2, Examination Two will probably cover Chapters 3 – 4, Examination Three will probably cover Chapter 6, and the Final Examination will be Comprehensive. The Final Examination is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Each in – class examination is worth 100 points and the Final Examination is worth 200 points.
MAKE - UP EXAMINATIONS ARE NOT GIVEN. If an examination is missed for a fully documented reason the final examination grade percentage will be substituted for the missed examination if you have notified the instructor before the examination. To substitute the final exam percentage for a missed examination provide the instructor documentation for the missed examination and sign a form that states that the substitution will occur.
Grading : There will be a total of 620 points possible in this course. Letter grades will be assigned as follows :
B 80 % ( 496 points )
C 70 % ( 434 points )
D 60 % ( 372 points )
F Less than 60 %
The instructor reserves the right to lower these cutoffs but never to raise them.
Attendance : Attendance is expected. If you have a conflict and cannot make it to class, you should notify the instructor.
Basic Needs : You should bring your book, your calculator, your pencil/pen, your homework solutions, and your paper to class everyday.
Academic Dishonesty :
Academic dishonesty is behavior in which a deliberately fraudulent misrepresentation is employed in an attempt to gain undeserved intellectual credit either for one's self or another. Academic dishonesty is not condoned or tolerated at The University of Tennessee at Martin. Both parties will be severely penalized as allowed by the university.
Important Date to Remember :
Last Day to Drop with an automatic "W" Friday, October 18th
Academic Disability :
Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodation due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester.