**Synopsis**

This course covers probability and conditional probability for discrete and
continuous random variables, combinations and permutations, joint random
variables, estimation, hypothesis testing, and statistical quality control,
all with a view to applications in manufacturing.

**Meetings**

Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00-2:20pm, Room HSS 1106B. Section ID 275124,
Section A00.

**Texts**

- Jay L. Devore, "Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences" (Fourth Edition), Duxbury Press, 1995. ISBN 0-534-24264-2. Required.
- Derek Bissell, "Statistical Methods for SPC and TQM," Chapman & Hall, 1994. ISBN 0-412-39440-5. Required.
- Darrell Huff, "How to Lie with Statistics", W.W. Norton & Co., 1954. ISBN 0-393-09426-X. Highly recommended.
- Edward Tufte, "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information", Graphics Press, 1983. Interesting and informative.

**Final Exam**

Friday, 13 December, 11:30am-2:30pm, Room HSS 1106B.

Your grade will be computed as follows:

- 25% homework;
- 30% project;
- 15% midterm;
- 30% final.

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3 December 1996.