640:481 Mathematical Statistics,
Fall 2009
Mathematical Statistics for Fall 2009

Lecture by lecture syllabus and homework assignments:This link is a lecture by lecture record of topics covered, readings assigned, and problems assigned, and links to additional material posted on the web. It will be updated as the course progresses. 
InstructorThe instructor is Dan Ocone.Office Hours: Monday, 23; Wednesday, 23PM, and by appointment in Hill Center, Room 518. Email: oconeatmathdotrutgersdotedu. 
Homework, Tests, GradingThe graded work for this course consists of assigned problems to be handed in (100 points), two inclass midterm exams (100 points each), and a final (200 points). Grades will be based on the sum total of points. Homework is important in this course. Problem sets will be assigned weekly, and students will be required to hand selected problems in. Late homework is not accepted. Students are responsible for all problems assigned, not just the problems required to be handed in. By doing the homework problems, students will learn the concepts and techniques necessary for doing well on the exams. Students may work together on homework, but each student should write up his or her solutions independently. Copying another's solution is considered to be academic dishonesty; besides, it does the student no good in learning the material. Homeworks should be prepared neatly. The calculations and derivations on the way to the final answer must be shown, and they should be supported by explanations using grammatically correct sentences. Final answers with no explanation shall not be given credit. Exams are closed book. 