# Statistics and Probability for Business Management STAT 1100

Fall 2001, CRN 17255, 4 credits
Department of Statistics
University of Pittsburgh

 Time/Place MWF 12:00-12:50, Langley A221 Dr. Nancy Pfenning Cathedral 2710 www.pitt.edu/~nancyp nancyp+@pitt.edu 624-8729 (statistics office, leave message with Diane) 521-8349 (home, if urgent, before 10pm) 624-8336 (during office hours) MWF 9:30-11:30 additional hours by appointment 435 Cathedral, for schedule see Stat Lab Hours (take stairs up from Bigelow side of Cathedral)

#### News

• If you would like to have MINITAB (at least temporarily) on your PC, a fully functional 30-day demo can be downloaded from www.minitab.com
• #### Description

This is a one-term introduction to statistics and probability intended primarily for undergraduate business administration majors and for joint CAS/Business majors. Emphasis will be equally placed on statistical models, descriptive statistics and the analysis of data. A statistical computer package (MINITAB) will be introduced, and the students will be shown how to use this package to analyze management data.

#### Prerequisites

MATH 0120 (Calculus for Business and Economics) or MATH 0220. No Computer Science background is needed.

#### Requirements

Homework (including computer assignments), quizzes, two midterms, and a comprehensive final exam.

 Total 12 Homeworks (>) 200 Best 10 of 12 Quizzes 100 2 Midterms, 200 each 400 Final Exam 300 1000

90-100% A; 80-89% B; etc. Plusses and minuses are used for borderline cases and to ensure fairness and consistency.

#### Textbook

Richard A. Johnson & Dean W. Wichern: Business Statistics: Decision Making with Data, 1st ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

#### Supplemental Material

Supplements A and B, which extend the textbook's treatment of continuous probability distributions in Chapter 7, will be handed out in class, as well as being made available here as a postscript file. Accompanying Supplemental Exercises A and B are also provided, with solutions to odd-numbered problems.

#### Lecture Notes

Available for copying in Math/Stats library 4th floor Thackeray

#### Recitations

• Wednesday, 10:00-10:50 Cathedral 352 (CRN 17261)
• Instructor:Joe DeRiggi joederiggi21@cs.com
• Office Hours: Tues 10:30-11:30 Wed 1:00-2:00 Thurs 10:30-11:30 in Cathedral Ground Floor cafeteria
• Wednesday, 11:00-11:50 Cathedral 119 (CRN 17266)
• Instructor:Joe DeRiggi joederiggi21@cs.com
• Office Hours: Tues 10:30-11:30 Wed 1:00-2:00 Thurs 10:30-11:30 in Cathedral Ground Floor cafeteria
• Wednesday, 11:00-11:50 Cathedral 151 (CRN 46080)
• Instructor: Shalabh shalabh1@yahoo.com
• Office Hours: Tues and Thurs 11:00-12:30 in Cathedral 2628 (take elevator to 27, walk down stairs to 26)

Recitations will concentrate on the use of MINITAB (our computer package) and on the clarification and review of lecture material. Quizzes will be administered in recitation. In addition, individual questions, especially those pertaining to the homework assignments, may be addressed.

Note: The material in this course is cumulative in nature. Thus, it is important not to fall behind in your reading or assignments or you will find yourself lost. If you are confused, see me or your recitation instructor for help.

Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 WPU (412) 648-7890, as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course. See their website www.drs.pitt.edu

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