MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1OO 2010 WO
Palmer, Michael L.
Graduate Certificate, Cost Management, Naval Post Graduate SchoolMS Operations Research, Florida Institute of TechnologyBS Mathematics, Chadron State College
By appointment only.
16 AUG - 10 OCT 2010
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Triola, Mario F., Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition, Addison Wesley, 2010. ISBN-10: 0321500245 OR ISBN-13: 9780321500243
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of MA 120 Core Assessment
One problem with multiple parts for each numbered item, except for item #3, which contains four separate problems.
1. Compute the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation for a sample of 8 to 12 data.
2. Compute the mean and standard deviation of a grouped frequency distribution with 4 classes.
3. Compute the probability of four problems from among these kinds or combinations there of:
a. the probability of an event based upon a two-dimensional table;
b. the probability of an event that involves using the addition rule;
c. the probability of an event that involves conditional probability;
d. the probability of an event that involves the use of independence of events;
e. the probability of an event based upon permutations and/or combinations;
f. the probability of an event using the multiplication rule; or
g. the probability of an event found by finding the probability of the complementary event.
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