STATISTICS 801

Mathematical Statistics

Instructor: Richard A. Lockhart e-mail: lockhart@sfu.ca

Office: TLX 10561 Phone: 291-3264

Web Site: http://www.sfu.ca/~lockhart

**Text:** The lectures will not follow a text. Most texts
in the library with names like Theory of Statistics or Mathematical
Statistics are relevant.

**Course structure:** There will be 4 hours per week
of lectures, assignments and a final exam.

**Web materials**: In the frame at the left there are:
Course notes in either postscript or pdf format; Course slides
in either postscript or pdf format; and html versions of the
lecture notes. The assignments are on the web. Sometimes I may
produce solution sets. The old solution sets have now been concealed.
I am changing the problems slightly but many of the old problems will
still be there. Naturally I don't want you referring to old solutions
to get answers.

**Computing requirements:**
Students will be required to do graphing and programming
in S and possibly Maple. THERE ARE NO JOBS FOR STATISTICIANS
WHO CAN'T DO THE COMPUTING.

**Grading:**
Assignments 60%, and Final 40%.

**Privacy Policy:** The Stat and Act Sci department has a policy
on privacy under which students who desire so may have their homework returned
in some private way; if you are such a student you should speak to me
immediately.

**Assignments:** The assignments in this course are hard
and important. Many of the problems have a point -- you are supposed
to learn about regularity conditions for theorems or about the scope
of some theory or about what the theory does not say. I hope you will
try to think about why I ask the questions I ask.

2004-09-01