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|Title: ||MATH 311-01, Elementary Probability and Statistics, Fall 2007|
|Authors: ||Dunwell, Rachel|
|Date Issued: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Rhodes College|
|Series/Report no.: ||Syllabi CRN|
|Abstract: ||This course is the first part of a two part sequence covering
probability and statistics. Statistics is the science of gaining information from numerical
data. Our modern technological world generates data at an enormous rate. Newspapers,
business meetings, and governmental committee meetings are often inundated with data.
However, all too often the data is improperly obtained and improperly assessed.
Important everyday decisions for individuals, corporations, societies, and governments
hinge on a proper understanding and assessment of data. Every facet of industry, science,
engineering, economics and business benefit from a solid knowledge of statistics. This is
why there are more statisticians employed in the United States than mathematicians from
all other branches of mathematics combined. Probability is the language of statistics; it is
a measure of the likelihood of an event occurring.|
|Description: ||This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.|
|Appears in Collections:||Mathematics. Syllabi|
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