MAT 217 Introduction to Statistics
Intermediate -- A first course in statistics that covers techniques for summarizing data probability, random variables, confidence intervals, and the classical approach to the testing of hypotheses, including z-tests on means and proportions for one and two groups, t-tests on means for one and two groups, F-tests on means for several groups, chi square goodness-of-fit tests, and some other nonparametric tests. A mathematical treatment is given for all the distributions involved in these standard tests. This course counts towards the mathematics minor and is particularly appropriate for students majoring in the natural or social sciences. It does not count towards the mathematics major. Mathematics majors interested in statistics should take Mathematics 227, possibly followed by Mathematics 228. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 111 or equivalent.