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AS/MATH 2560 3.0 Section E (2002 Fall)

Instructor: Qing Shao   Office: N531 Ross building
Phone: 736-2100 ext 66096   Office hour: Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (or by appointment)

Course home page:

Text: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (4th edition) by D.S. Moore & G.P. McCabe
  Publisher: Freeman

Grading: Assignments  5%
  Mid-term test 35%
  Final exam: 60%


  1. Solutions will be provided.
  2. Every student has to hand in his/her own assignment.
  3. A ``drop box'' on the 5th floor of North Ross will be set up for students to hand in their assignments.
    You have to print your name and student number and, in particular, you have to underline your family name.
    The name should be identical to the one on your student card (or York card).


  It is scheduled on October 29. It will cover all the material in Chapters 1 and 2.

Final Exam:

  It will cover all the materials covered in this course.  


  1. Late assignments will not be accepted.
  2. If you miss any test, no make-up will be given.
    If a valid explanation is provided (such as a medical note),
    the final marks will then be adjusted accordingly.
  3. Do not write the test or exam, if you do not feel well.
    Once you wrote the test or exam, that's the score that you will receive.

Approximate Outline:

Date Description Section Reminder
Sep 10 Univariate graphical presentation 1.1  
Sep 17 Univariate numerical summary 1.2  
Sep 24 Intro to Normal distribution 1.3  
Oct  1 Scatterplot and correlation 2.1, 2.2 Assignment 1
Oct  8 Regression 2.3, 2.4, 2.5  
Oct 15 Design of Experiments 3.1, 3.2 Assignment 2
Oct 22 Sampling Design 3.3  
Oct 29 Randomness 4.1 Mid-term test
Nov  5 Randomness and probability 4.1, 4.2, 4.5 Assignment 3
Nov 12 More on probability 4.3, 5.1  
Nov 19 Means and variances 4.4  
Nov 26 Sampling distribution 5.2, rest of 5.1 Assignment 4
Dec  3 Sampling distribution and Review 5.2  
  FINAL EXAM   scheduled by the university

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Qing Shao 2002-10-13