Dear students of prof. vinod in stat I. See the syllabus file for midterm date

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/syllabus16fall.doc

This file is: st1-hw.doc (stat1 homework helpful info about course content and Internet sources )

accessed at: http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1-hw.htm

**1. STATS is FACTS
and FIGURES, HENCE IMPORTANT.**

Examples:

1) **YouTube**

- hans rosling: no more boring data: tedtalks

**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvimvzgtd6w**

Governance indicators for a country, http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#home

**2. INITIAL TASKS
TO DO:**

1)
Please go to my website undergraduate resources link and then to the syllabus
at

**http://www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod/syllabus16spr.doc**

your free internet textbook is at

**http://www.onlinestatbook.com/**

3)
get the hawkes learning “access code” from

**www.hawkeslearning.com** they do have 24/7 live help on line chat

and
download the software for statistics ( discovering stats)

download
the software and check that your access code works.

5)
google “r-project” and download R software for using it as a calculator.

7)
subj: class seating will be fixed (during the third class, if not sooner).

to
register your certification code:

go
to **www.hawkeslearning.com/fordhamstat **and log on using your access code.

Always keep an eye on your own progress report, to see if it
is properly registered at their website.
The time when you register is the time when you completed it. So check the progress report after every
lesson.

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/chapter1ahd.ppt

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/ch01pplnhd.ppt

see
all online text movies for chapter 1 as we cover the material in class.

computer
lesson 1.1 and 1.2 are required to be done

called
chapter 1 review and test might be done in class.

computer
lesson 1.3 deals with sampling.

including
simple random sampling, cluster sampling etc.

lessons
2.1 to 2.2a (graphics) and 2.2b (histograms)
2.3

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/ch02pplnhd.ppt

slides
1 to 8 have freq distribution (lesson 2.1), then histograms graphs etc

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/chapter3hd.ppt

slides
3,4, 11 and 14 have freq distribution (lesson 2.1)

data
display, freq dist, stem-leaf example

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1ch3notes.doc

has
details for freq. distribution construction and then for

in
the free textbook see movies:
line_graphs.mov,
stem_and_leaf.mov (chapter 2)

do
see my notes for chapters 3 and 4

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1ch3notes.doc

**http://www.indexarb.com/indexcomponentwtsdj.html**

**http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/130.asp**

says
that S&P500 index is more scientific. The weights are assigned to each
stock according to their market value.
If w= weights, x= measurements, then
weighted average= S xw / S w

Can
I bring formulas to the midterm? generally No

**4. AFTER MIDTERM
RESOURCES**

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson4p2.doc has probability rules

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson4p3.doc has counting rules

lesson
4.4 has additional counting rules file name is lesson4p4.doc

online
book chapter 5 deals with probability, go to the movies folder and check out

intro.mov,
and basic_concepts.mov

bayes
theorem is in base_rates.mov

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/chapter6hd.ppt has details of prob theory

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1prob.doc

lesson
5.1 has discrete probality distributions e(x),
sd(x)

begin
probability distributions: binomial lesson 5.2

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/ch05pplnhd.ppt
has discrete and continuous

online
book chapter 5 deals with probability, go to the movies folder and check out

prob
distributions, binom to hyp & normal

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1binom.doc

expected
value and variance of a random variable around slide #40 of

compare
house to buy using sharpe ratio

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/comparehouse2buy.doc

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1poiss.txt

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson53.doc
is poisson

hypergeometric
distribution around slide #89

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/chapter7hd.ppt

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1hyper.txt

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/ch05pplnhd.ppt (also has uniform density)

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson54.doc hypergeometric

for
permutations and combinations

http://davetang.org/muse/2013/09/09/combinations-and-permutations-in-r/

normal
density. see around slide #31

**http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/standard-normal-distribution-table.html**

continuous
probability distributions: lesson
numbers 6.1 to 6.4

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/uniformdenexercises.doc has 2 solved exercises

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/chpt8pt2hd.ppt
(reverse z map useful for word problems)

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson61normal.doc
(lesson6.1)

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson6p12normal.doc
(given z find area lessons 6.1& 6.2)

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/standardnormalquiz.txt
(12 general q and a)

hints
on doing normal dist word problems right

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1norm.txt
(normal -4 to 4 set up)

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/normaldistwordprob.doc
(lesson 6.3)

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/znormalwordprob.doc
(given prob find z lesson 6.4)

online
book chapter 6 deals with probability, go to the movies folder and check
out

intro.mov,
area_normal.mov, standard_normal.mov,
normal_approx.mov

sampling
distributions theory. online book ch. 7
movies on introduction

to
sampling distributions, that of mean (clt) and proportion are useful

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/sampl-dis.doc

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson72.doc sampling dist of means normal lesson 7.3

approximating
binomial by the normal see page 348
onward in hawkes’ text lesson 7.4

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1binor.doc has the steps

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/st1binorm.doc has an example

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/chpt8pt3hd.ppt

http://**www.fordham.edu/economics/vinod**/lesson73.doc sampling dist of proportions lesson 7.2

Final exam Part 1 will be during
the last class Dec. 8, 2016 as
a webtest on the computer software during the
class.

Part 1
of the final exam is currently set at 33% of your grade

will
most likely focus on the following lessons from the hawkeslearning computer
software

6.2 reading the normal curve table

6.3,
normal distribution word problems

7.2 sampling distribution proportions

8.1
and 8.2 Estimating proportions and means.

Part 2 of final exam worth 8% will have one question on the Sharpe ratio, and one on Bayes Theorem (4% each) on a day at a time scheduled by the University. Location remains unchanged (your classroom).

Can
I bring formulas to the final exam?

Can I use R
during the exams? Yes, but no Internet
access is allowed.