Welcome to York University and to Math 1131MW_08.
AS/SC/AK Math 1131 3.0 MW_08
Winter 2008 Course Outline
Instructor: Professor George O'Brien,
N618 Ross Bldg. Phone 416-736-2100 ext 66095
TR 1:00-2:30 in room CB 121
Office Hours: My normal office hours are Monday and Wednesday,
11-12 You can also meet me by chance or appointment.
Prerequisite: You should not take this course unless
you have passed a Grade 12 or a OAC course (or equivalent, or both). There
will be no sympathy if you run into trouble because you did not heed this
Textbook: Introdution to Statistics and Data Analysis, by Peck
Olson, and Devore. The book is available in the York
Bookstore (basement). A new edition will coming out so be
careful about which edition you get. This will be clear later.
Textbook: Introduction to Statistics and Data
Analysis, by Peck, Olson and Devore. (This book will be available in the
York Bookstore, in the basement A new edition is coming out, so make
sure you get the right edition. This will be clearer later.
The course will cover roughly Chapters 1
to 10 of the textbook. Note that a new edition will coming out, so
sure you get
the right edition. That will be clear later.
The course will cover roughly Chapters 1 to 10 of the
Grading: 5% for homework (HW), 35% for the class test,
and 60% for the final exam. All written submissions in the course
(such as tests, homework or the exam must be
written in dark blue or black ink.
Homework: There will be about 8 HW assignments over the
term, worth 5% in total.Students are encouraged to work together on HW,
since the primary purpose of the assignments is to assist in the learning
process rather than to compile grades. However, each student must write up
his or her own solutions for each assignment. Xerox or similar copies are
not acceptable. HW problems, mainly from the text will be listed on a
regular basis. Those who choose not to work out most HW problems will
on their own will undoubtedly do badly on the test and the exam. High HW
marks do not help much if exam and test marks are low.
Term dates. (See also the university website.) Classes
start on September 5. Fall term exams will be in the period December 5 to
December 20. The test will be on 26 (?). There are no classes on
February 11-15 or March 21. The last day to enroll without having to get
my permission is January 17. The last day to enroll with my permission is
January 25. I do not usually give my permission after January 17. If you
want to get such permission after January 17, you must give me a carefully
written statement explaining why I should let you into the course.
Winter classes start on January 3. No classes will be held
from January 11-15. Winter exams run from
April 7 to April 29.