Theory of Statistics (Stat 382)
Spring 2016

General Information

Lecturer Zhiqiang Tan
Office: 459 Hill Center
Email: ztan at stat.rutgers.edu

Lectures: M 10:20-11:40AM (SEC 208), Th 10:20-11:40AM (SEC 207)
Office hours: M 3:00-4:00pm, Th 1:00-2:00pm.
Prerequisite Stat 381 or equivalent & Math 251 or equivalent (multivariable calculus).
An introductory course in statistics is helpful, but not required.
Textbook Wackerly, Mendenhall, and Scheaffer (2007) Mathematical Statistics with Applications (7th edition), Duxbury.
Owen, W.J. (2008) Student Solutions Manual (giving solutions to odd-numbered problems in the textbook).
Topics
 Sampling distributions Chapter 7, Sections 7.1-7.3, 7.5 Estimation Chapter 8, Sections 8.1-8.9 Properties and Methods of Estimation Chapter 9, Sections 9.1-9.8 Hypothesis Testing Chapter 10, Sections 10.1-10.11 Linear Models Chapter 11, Sections 11.1-11.10
Exams and Homework There will be 2 midterm exam and a final exam. One page of information sheet, possibly double-sided, is allowed.
Homework will be assigned and collected.
Grading The final grade will be based on the following components with the weights:
 Homework: 20% Midterm Exam #1: 20% Midterm Exam #2: 20% Final Exam: 40%
Makeup policy Make-up exams will only be given if written documentation of a major outside circumstance is provided by a college dean or a doctor.
Students who miss exams without presenting proper documentation in a timely manner will receive a grade of zero.
Homework Assignments HW 1, HW 2, HW 3, HW 4, HW 5, HW 6.
There may be additional problems beyond those in the textbook.

HW 1 solution.
HW 2 solution.
HW 3 solution.
HW 4 solution.
HW 5 solution.
HW 6 solution.
Announcements Feb 15
Click here for the plot and here for the R codes about two confidence intervals of a normal standard deviation with known mean.
Feb 18
The first midterm will be held on Thu, March 10.
March 2