First class September 14; last class December 7.

Office hours Thursdays 2:00-3:30, or after class, or by appointment, or any other time you can find me. Sidney Smith Hall, room 6024; phone (416) 978-4594; contact me; http://markov.utstat.toronto.edu/jeff/

This textbook may be ordered directly from the publisher (5-day delivery, U.S. $49.95 plus $5.95 shipping): on-line at www.crcpress.com, by e-mail to orders@crcpress.com, or by phone at 1-800-272-7737. (It is also available from www.chapters.ca or www.indigo.ca.)

**Other possible references:**

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G. Casella and R.L. Berger, Statistical inference (Wadsworth and Brooks,
1990).
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E.L. Lehmann, Theory of point estimation, 2nd ed. (Springer, 1998).
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P.J. Bickel and K.A. Doksum, Mathematical statistics: basic ideas and
selected topics (Holden-Day, 1977).

**Prerequisites:**
Undergraduate-level understanding of
probability theory, statistical theory, multivariable calculus, basic linear
algebra, and basic real analysis.
(See background references.)

**Evaluation:**
***** **Homework (39%)**
(probably three fairly long assignments).
(See homework #1,
homework #2,
homework #3.)
***** **Quizzes (30%)**
(tentatively scheduled for 11:10 a.m. on Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 7).
***** **Class participation (31%)**
(requires attending and paying attention in class; answering
questions posed in class; asking questions in class; commenting on the
lecture material; summarising previous
lecture material at the start of each new lecture; etc.).

This document is available at http://markov.utstat.toronto.edu/jeff/courses/sta2112-00a.html.