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8/24 - Welcome to Data 88S Fall 2022!

Week 0 Overview

Getting Started

Week 1

Course Introduction and Chapter 1

Week 2

Intersections and Conditioning

Week 3

Random Variables

Week 4

Random Counts, Exponential Approximations, and the (Hyper)geometric Distributions

Week 5

Poisson, Expectation, and Additivity

Week 6

Unbiased Estimators, Expectation by Conditioning

Week 7

Standard Deviation and Variance

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 14

Week 15

WeekDateContentNotes & Assignments
1 Course introduction; fundamentals, exact calculations, and bounds
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 1 Ex. 1
Homework 1 (Due 8/30 at 4pm)
2 The rules; intersections and conditioning
Updating chances; independence
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 1 Ex. 2; Ch. 2 Ex. 5, 10, 12
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 2 Ex. 4, 11, 7, 6
Homework 2 (Due 9/6 at 4pm)
3 Random variables
Quiz 1 on Wed 9/7
Random counts: binomial
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 3 Ex. 1, 2, 3cd
Homework 3 (Due 9/13 at 4pm)
4 Random counts: hypergeometric
Exponential approximations; geometric
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 3 Ex. 6, 9, 10; Ch. 4 Ex. 2
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 4 Ex. 4, 5, 6
Homework 4 (Due 9/20 at 4pm)
5 Law of small numbers: Poisson
Quiz 2 on Wed 9/21
Expectation and additivity
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 5 Ex. 1, 4, 7
Homework 5 (due 9/27 at 4pm)
6 Unbiased estimators
Expectation by conditioning
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 5 Ex. 6cd, 8, 9, 11
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 5 Ex. 13, 14, 15
Homework 6 (due 10/4 at 4pm)
7 Standard deviation; tail bounds
Variance and additivity: binomial and hypergeometric
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 6 Ex. 1, 2, 7, 5
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 7 Ex. 3, misc Quiz Review problems
Homework 7 (due 10/10 at 5pm (note that this is MONDAY))
8 Midterm on Tue 10/11
Large samples: law of large numbers
No Homework
9 Central Limit Theorem
CLT and confidence intervals
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 8 Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 8 Ex. 4; Ch. 9 Ex. 1, 2, 4
Homework 8 (due 10/25 at 4pm)
10 Testing hypotheses
Probability density
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 9 Ex. 5, 9, 7, 8
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 9 Ex. 11; Ch. 10 Ex. 1ab; Ch. 9 Ex. 10
Homework 9 (due 11/1 at 4pm)
11 Expectation and variance revisited
The exponential distribution
Wednesday discussion problems: Ch. 10 Ex. 1cde, 2, 10ab
Friday discussion problems: Ch. 10 Ex. 10c, 3, 4
Homework 10 (due 11/8 at 4pm)
12 The normal distribution
Quiz 3 on Wed 11/9
Estimation: bias and variance
Homework 11 (due 11/15 at 4pm)
13 Correlation and the regression line, regression effect
Error in regression
Homework 12 (on Gradescope; due 11/22 at 4pm)
14 No lecture (Thanksgiving week)
15 Inference in regression
Conclusion