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College of Science, Engineering and Technology

NSU - Norfolk State University
MTH 351 : Syllabus

Text: Anthony J. Hayter, Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition. Duxbury Thompson Learning.

Credit: 3 Hours

Course Description: First of a two-semester sequence of probability and mathematical statistics, primarily for majors. Introduction to probability, univariate and multivariate probability distributions and their properties, distributions of functions of random variables, and an introduction to statistical inference and nonparametric statistics

Prerequisites: Completion of MTH 251 (Calculus II) with a minimum grade of C.

Evaluation: Grades Assigned:
 Homework Assignments 15%
A: 90 and above
   Exams 60%
B: 80 - 89
  Final Exam   25%
C: 70 - 79
  Total:   100%
D: 60 - 69
F: 59 and below

Attendance Policy:The University expects students to attend all classes. While unnecessary absences are discouraged, the University recognizes that on occasion, students may have legitimate reasons for be absent from class such as representing the University in activities, illnesses, or personal emergencies. If the student is absent when a quiz or test is given, you must see the instructor and make arrangements before the next class meeting. Make-up quizzes are not given because of the exam / quiz replacement grade policy.

Requirements for the Student:

  1. The student should pre-study (read) all new topics before they are presented in class. You are expected to complete daily homework assignments by the time class meets the first time following discussion of lesson material in the classroom. The instructor will ascertain the daily progress in accomplishing homework exercises and will devote a portion of classroom activities to the solution of any "troublesome exercises".
  2. Separate notebooks should be maintained for classroom discussion notes and homework exercises.
  3. All homework should be carefully completed. A minimum of two hours outside the class preparing for each hour of class is necessary for learning and proper understanding of the material.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in classroom discussions.
  5. Tests will be administered during the course; also the student can expect random quizzes; a departmental final examination will also be given.
  6. All cell phones, pages, etc. must be turned off before entering the classroom.
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