## STAT 242/542b, Theory of Statistics

### Spring 2009

**Instructor: **Harrison H. Zhou.

E-mail: huibin.zhou@yale.edu

Office hours: TBA. Tentatively Tuesday 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm (RM
204, 24 Hillhouse)

**Class Time: **MWF 9:25AM-10:15AM.

**T.A.:** Wei Dou.

E-mail: wei.dou@yale.edu

TA session: TBA. Tentatively Tuesday 6:30-7:30. (Homework discussion. We meet in 24
Hillhouse Avenue, Room 107. Optional,
but strongly recommended.)

**Textbook: **“All of Statistics” by Larry
Wasserman

We will cover almost all material from chapters 6, 9, 10 and 13, and some from
chapters 8 and 11.

Recommended reference: “Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis”
by John Rice.

**Grade: **

Weekly Homework: 25%

Midterm: 25%

Final: 40%

Participation: 10%

**DRAFT OF COURSE SYLLABUS: **SYLLABUS will
be often updated.

**Weekly Homework** (due every Wednesday):

Homework 1: Ch2: 9; Ch3: 19; Ch4: 1; Ch5: 1, and 6. HW1 and Note .

Homework 2: Ch5: 8; Ch6: 1 and 2 and 3; Ch7: 4. HW2

Homework 3:Homework
3 .

Homework 4:
Homework 4 and Note

Homework 5: Homework 5

Homework 6: Chap 11: 2, and 3, and 6.

Homework 7 : Due March 6.

Homework 8 : and problem 6 in Chapter10 from Homework 7. Due April 3. Sol8

Homework 9 , Data set , or check
the website of Larry Wasserman for more details : Data
set . Due April 10, Friday.

Homework 10 , barium , asbestos , trees . Due April 17, Friday.

Last Homework , vapor . Due April 27, Monday.

**Review Problems **

pdf

**R-Code **

April 5

April 15

April 24

**Final Exam **

MATH 242, STAT 242, Theory of Statistics Assigned to exam group: 32 Saturday, May 09, 2009 beginning at 02:00pm
Room Assignment(s): GR109, ROSENFELD. If you need to decipher the building code, please go to
http://students.yale.edu/oci/buildings.jsp .