University of Rhode Island Department of
Mathematics
TuTh
9:30  10:45 p.m.
Instructor:
Dr. M. Kulenovic, Lippitt 202D, 8744436, mkulenovic@
uri.edu 
Text:
H.
PishroNik: Introduction to Probability,
Statistics and Random Processes, Kappa
Research 2016 
Prerequisites:
MTH 243,451 or equivalent 
Calculators:
A graphing calculator is required 
Office Hours:
TuWTh 1112 Room: Lippitt 201 
Text 
H. PishroNik: Introduction to
Probability, Statistics and Random Processes, Kappa
Research 2016 Online version of the
book: https://www.probabilitycourse.com/ Additional Texts:(Excellent sources of solved problems) Grinstead and Snell, Introduction to Probability (available for free download from: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/book.html
Robert Ash Basic Probability Theory, Dover (available for free download from: http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~rash/BPT.html Professor A.J. Hildebrand’s collection of the solved problems https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~hildebr/408/

Topics 
Special
distributions in Statistics, Functions of random variables, Decision theory,
Confidence intervals, Hypothesis testing, Parameter estimators, Regression
and Correlation 
Evaluation 
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 69 of the textbook.
There will be some additional material handed in the class. 
Mathematica Notebooks developed by Professor Kulenovic 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
(8742098) should make arrangements with Dr. Kulenovic
as soon as possible.
MTH
452
Mathematical
Statistics Spring 2018


