STATISTCS 200A: Intermediate Probability and Statistical Theory

Fall 2017

**Basic Information**

Lecture: 9:30- 10:50am TueThu @ DBH1300

Discussion: 4-4:50pm @ ICS180. We don’t use discussions every week. Please check your email for announcements..

Office hour: Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am or by appointment

Instructor: Zhaoxia YU (zhaoxia@ics.uci.edu)

Reader: TBA

**Academic Misconduct**

Academic misconduct is unacceptable.
I have a zero-tolerance policy against academic dishonesty. Incidents of
academic dishonesty will be reported to the Associate Dean and will result in
zero grades with additional penalties such as suspension or dismissal from the
University. For further information, please go to http://honesty.uci.edu/

**Assignments**: hw0, hw1 (due
on Monday, Oct 16) Please slide your homework under the door of my office (2214
Bren Hall)

**Lecture notes**: lec1and2, lec3and4,
lec5and6

**Examples**: Classical probabilities, EM

**Description and
Objectives**

Stat 200A is the first of a three-quarter series on probability theory and statistics. The goal of this course is to build basic theoretical foundation for mathematical and applied statistics. Topics that will be covered include basics of probability theory, random variable and transformations, and distributions for both univariate and multivariate random variables.

**Prerequisites**

Statistics 120A, B, C or equivalent.

**Textbook**

Casella, G. and Berger, R. L. (2002). Statistical Inference, 2nd Edition, Duxbury. (Required)

Outline & Tentative Schedule

Weeks 1-2: Chapters 1-2.

Weeks 3-5: Chapter 3.

Weeks 6-8: Chapter 4.

Weeks 9-10: Chapter 5.

Materials not covered by the textbook will be introduced. You are responsible for what is presented in lecture and the book.

**Grading**

The grade is based upon homework assignments (30%), a midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (40%). Late homework will be discounted by 25% for each additional day.

Homework assignments

Homework assignments are usually due on Mondays.

Homework should be submitted at the beginning of the lecture on the due date. Late homework will NOT be accepted.

Discussing assignments verbally with classmates is allowed and encouraged. However, you can NOT look at or copy others' solution. Identified cheating incidents will be reported and will result in zero grades.

**Exams **

The exams are closed book and closed notes. Cheat sheets are not allowed.

Calculators are not needed. You may not use any other electronic devices such as cell phone / ipad / tablet computer / laptop during the exam.

Tampering with an examination then returning it for more credit will be reported as academic dishonesty. Note, your exam papers will be photocopied before they are handed back to you.

The final is comprehensive.

**Important Dates**

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