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title: "syllabus"
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# Syllabus
title | Introduction to Statistics
course | Math 2510
section | 001
term | Fall 2019
campus | CU Boulder
credits | 3 units
link |
## [tl;dr](https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/too_long;_didn%27t_read)
schedule | .
textbooks | ([pdf](https://math2510.coltongrainger.com/assets/2019-openintro-statistics.pdf))
lectures |
prerequisites |
license |
## instructor
name | Colton Grainger
www |
email | [colton.grainger@colorado.edu](mailto:colton.grainger@colorado.edu)
office | Math Dept 201
office hours |
policy | 30 minutes ahead to schedule, 15 to cancel
## lectures
meeting room | Muenzinger E064
meeting time | 8:00am -- 8:50am Mon/Wed/Fri
first day | Aug 26, 2019
last day | Dec 12, 2019
## overview
1. data wrangling (late August)
2. elementary probability and measure (late September)
3. statistical distributions (October)
4. inference and hypothesis testing (November)
5. model selection (December)
## important dates
midterm A | Wed Oct 16 | in class
project A | Fri Oct 18 | due by 11:59pm
project B | Mon Dec 9 | due by 11:59pm
midterm B | Wed Nov 20 | in class
cumulative final | Wed Dec 18 | 7:30am--10:00am (room TBD)
## exam policy
No make-up exams; please plan ahead.
## assessment policy
To be fair and predictable.
## letter grades
Each of $\{i, r, p, q, a, b, c\}$ will be a real number scored from $0$ (empty) to $1$ (excellent), based on the assessment groups listed:
in-class participation | $i$
reading | $r$
problem sets | $s$
projects | $p$
quizzes | $q$
midterm A | $a$
midterm B | $b$
cumulative final | $c$
Say that $\gamma$ is your uniform grade in the interval $[0,1]$. Then $\gamma$ has linear dependence on $7$ other random variables,
$$\gamma = \frac{i}{10} + \frac{r}{10} + \frac{p}{10} + \frac{q}{10} + \frac{3a}{20} + \frac{3b}{20} + \frac{3c}{10}.$$
If $\gamma$ is "close" to (within $0.03$ lengths of) one of the real numbers $0.95$, $0.85$ or $0.75$, your letter grade will be $A$, $B$, or $C$. Else your letter grade will be marked with an appropriate $+$ or $-$ (if $\gamma$ is closer than $0.02$ lengths from $1$, $0.9$, or $0.8$, respectively).
## epigram
The pursuit of knowledge, friend, is the askin' of many questions.