### MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World

Spring 2013. 4 credits.

Forbidden Overlap: No credit if taken after ECON 3190, ECON 3200, ECON 3210, MATH 4720, or any other upper-level course focusing on the statistical sciences (e.g., those counting toward the statistics concentration for the math major). Prerequisite: high school mathematics. No previous familiarity with computers presumed.

Introductory statistics course discussing techniques for analyzing data occurring in the real world and the mathematical and philosophical justification for these techniques. Topics include population and sample distributions, central limit theorem, statistical theories of point estimation, confidence intervals, testing hypotheses, the linear model, and the least squares estimator. The course concludes with a discussion of tests and estimates for regression and analysis of variance (if time permits). The computer is used to demonstrate some aspects of the theory, such as sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. In the lab portion of the course, students learn and use computer-based methods for implementing the statistical methodology presented in the lectures.

Main Course Website: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~web1710/