University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 452

Mathematical Statistics 

Spring 2017

MW 2 - 3:15 p.m. 


Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic, Lippitt 202D, 874-4436, mkulenovic@

TextJohn E. Freund's Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Pearson; 7 edition (October 24, 2003)

Prerequisites: MTH 243,451 or equivalent

Calculators: A graphing calculator is required

Office Hours: M 12-1, W 12-2 

Room: Chafee 235 



John E. Freund's Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Pearson; 7 edition

Additional Texts:(Excellent sources of solved problems)

Grinstead and Snell, Introduction to Probability (available for free download from:


Robert Ash

Basic Probability Theory, Dover (available for free download from:



Special distributions in Statistics, Functions of random variables, Decision theory, Confidence intervals, Hypothesis testing, Parameter estimators, Regression and Correlation


Homework (15%), quizzes (15%), midterm exam (20 %), second exam (20 %);  comprehensive final exam (30 %).

About the Course

MTH 452 is an introduction to the mathematical statistics using calculus. Mathematical statistics has a tremendous range of applications in all the sciences, including the social sciences, business and economics, and engineering. It uses a wide variety of mathematical techniques and concepts, especially elementary probability theory, linear algebra and calculus. The class is designed for an audience with  diverse interests such as  engineering, science, economics or business major. This course will fully prepare you for actuarial P exam. In addition, the study of Mathematical statistics  can be entertaining, enlightening and sometimes surprising. We will cover most of Chapter 7-14 of the textbook.

Mathematica Notebooks developed by people in URI math department will be available through SAKAI. 

Sakai There will be practice problems and solved problems in Sakai site of the course.

How to get help
I may help you with questions, just stop by my office.

Special Accommodations
Students who need special accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with Dr. Kulenovic as soon as possible.

MTH 452

Mathematical Statistics- Spring 2017




Suggested Homework Problems 

January 23



Chapter 7

1-3, 11, 16, 18-20, 36,40,45




Chapter 8




Chapter 9

1-3, 10,23,24



Chapter 10


Chapter 11


Chapter 12



Chapter 13



Chapter 14