Math 54  Elementary Statistics
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Course Details 

Description 

Emphasis is on understanding statistical methods. The major topics include frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, variation, sampling, correlation, probability and hypothesis testing. 

Prerequisite 

Math 20 

How It Transfers 

UC, CSU IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) 

Textbook 

Triola, M., Elementary Statistics, 9th Ed., AddisonWesley, 2004 

Mathematics Skills Associated With This Course 

Entry Level Skills 

Skills the instructor assumes you know prior to enrollment in this course
 Solve linear and nonlinear equations.
 Simplify advanced numerical expressions (order of operations).
 Plot and interpret points on cartesian coordinate system.
 Plot linear equations using slopeintercept method.
 Translate verbally stated problems into appropriate mathematical forms.
 Solve absolute value equations and inequalities in a single variable.
 Evaluate an exponential function.
 Evaluate simple expressions involving sigma notation.
 Solve literal equations for designated variables.
 Evaluate complex numerical expressions.
 Given the description of a line, write the equation of the line.
 Express the solution to an inequality using interval notation.


Course Objectives 

Skills to be learned during this course
 Summarize data using a frequency table.
 Summarize data in pictorial forms.
 Find measures of central tendency and dispersion.
 Solve basic probability problems.
 Formulate a probability distribution.
 Formulate and test hypotheses made about one population parameters (mean, proportion, variance and standard deviation) using the traditional and pvalue approaches.
 Formulate and analyze point and interval estimates for one population parameters (mean, proportion, variance and standard deviation).
 Formulate and test hypotheses made about the difference between the means and proportions of two populations.
 Formulate and analyze point and interval estimates for the difference between the means and proportions of two populations.
 Formulate and test hypotheses made about the standard deviation and variance of two populations.
 Formulate and test hypotheses of independence between two variables.
 Formulate and test for equality of three or more population means using ANOVA
 Find the correlation between two variables and the linear regression equation describing the relation between two variables.
 Find the correlation between two variables using the nonparametric method of rank correlation.
