Spring

2013

## Welcome to Math 11/11L

**Instructor** |
**Lecture** |
**Time (MWF)** |
**Location** |

Adam Bowers |
A |
2:00 - 2:50 P.M. |
CENTR 109 |

Office hours: (click here)

**Handouts**

Notes on Continuous Random Variables

Using Graphing Calculators for Math 11

~~How to register for MyStatLab~~

## Textbook Requirements

The required textbook for the course is *Stats: Data and Models* (3rd edition) by De Veaux, Velleman, and Bock. The bookstore will be selling both ordinary hardback copies of the textbook and binder-ready copies, which will be available at a lower price. Either version will be fine.

All versions of the book (in the bookstore) come bundled with MyStatLab. This is required for the course, since we will be using it to complete online homework assignments. Electronic access to the textbook comes with MyStatLab, so you can register for MyStatLab without buying the book if you want electronic access to the book only. To register, go to MyStatLab and register ~~using the course ID ~~*(xxxxxxxx)*.

~~Click here for a handout on how to register for MyStatLab.~~

(You must use your UCSD email in order to recieve credit for the online homework.)

## MINITAB

All Math 11 students are required to enroll in the computer lab course Math 11L. The bookstore gives you the option of purchasing the textbook bundled with the student version of MINITAB, which is the statistical software that we will use for Math 11L. You are not required to purchase the software. However, you are strongly encouraged to purchase the software as long as you have a computer that runs Windows. The Math 11L assignments are substantial, and you will most likely find it very convenient to have access to the software at home. Unfortunately, MINITAB does not run on Macintosh computers.

If you are unable to purchase the student version of MINITAB from the bookstore, then you have other options.

Click here to see your MINITAB options.

## Other sites of interest

Here is a link to a short lecture by Hans Rosling, which is well known for its effective presentation of data on global poverty. The display that begins 4 minutes into the lecture has become particularly famous.

Here is a link to the New York Times article "For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics".

Here is a link to an ABC News article concerning medical statistics.

Here is a link to a website discussing misuse of statistics in the medical literature.

Here is a link to an article discussing how Florence Nightingale used statistics to help improve the conditions in hospitals during the Crimean War.

Here is a link to the website "Understanding Uncertainty" which is devoted to helping people understand randomness and risk.

Here is a link to several probability applets (one demonstrating the birthday problem) produced by Susan Holmes at Stanford.

Here is a link to an applet simulating the Monty Hall problem.

Here is a link to a New York Times article on Bayes rule.

## Credit

The content of these web pages was provided by Jason Schweinsberg.