**The University of Tennessee at Martin**

**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**

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**Probability and Statistics I**

**Mathematics 461**

**Section 001**

**Fall 2002**

**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 :** desireem@utm.edu

**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**

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**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.**

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**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.
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**Grading : **There will be a total of **620 points** possible in this
course. Letter grades will be assigned
as follows :

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**B 80
% ( 496 points )**

** C 70
% ****( 434 points )**

** D 60
% ****( 372 points )**

** F Less than 60 %**

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**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 18^{th}

**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.