STAT 3460

Principles of Statistics for Engineers

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Sampling, Summary measures, Graphical Plots


Probability Rules, Equally likely outcomes



Conditional Probability, independence


Discrete Random Variables, pmf, cdf


Expected Values & variances

Continuous RVs, density & distribution functions


Means and variances of continuous RVs


Functions of RVs, Linear combinations


Random sample, sample mean, propagation of error


Binomial distribution


Normal (Gaussian) distribution


Lin Comb of normal RVs; normal prob plots


Central Limit Theorem; Normal approx to binomial


Confidence int. for the mean, sample size calc


More Examples on CIs, Normal Approximation to Binomial



Large sample CIs for props


t intervals for means of normal pop


Prediction intervals, tolerance intervals


Hypothesis tests for pop means; large sample


Significance levels; p-values




Comparing two means, paired test




Two-sample t-tests and confidence intervals


Paired t-tests and confidence intervals


Practice: paired vs. two-sample


Scatter plots; Basics of Simple Linear Regression




Inference about slope and intercept



Inference for E[Y]; prediction intervals


Computer output; Assumption checking; Transformations


Multiple Regression; Computer output; Assumptions




Model selection; Forward, stepwise, subset selection


Experiments; Randomization, F-test; ANOVA




Two factor experiment; Balanced vs. Unbalanced




Factorial Design


Fractional Factorial Design


Designs for response surfaces