STA 2112F, Fall 2000: Homework #1
Due by Tuesday October 17, 4:00 p.m., in Sid Smith 6024.
Please include your name, student number, program, and year.
Questions from Chapter 1 (pages 47-54) of Mathematical Statistics
by Keith Knight:
1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10, 1.12, 1.13, 1.15, 1.21, 1.24.
In question 1.13 (a), "lambda squared" should be "lambda to the power
r". Also, the Gamma distribution is defined on page 35 of the text.
There will be a quiz in class at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday October 12.
The following subjects should be familiar to you. If they are not,
then you may wish to review them using the following texts (or any other
- D.G. Kelly (1994), Introduction to probability. Macmillan, New York.
Basic Statistical Theory:
W. Mendenhall, R.L. Scheaffer, and D.D. Wackerly (1986),
Mathematical Statistics with Applications (3rd ed.).
Duxbury Press, Boston.
- J. Repka (1994), Calculus with analytic geometry.
Wm.C. Brown, Dubuque, Iowa.
- C.H. Edwards and D.E. Penney (1998), Single-variable calculus: early
transcendentals (5th ed.). Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
- J.E. Marsden and A.J. Tromba (1996), Vector calculus (4th ed.).
W.H. Freeman, New York.
Basic Real Analysis:
- M. Spivak (1994), Calculus (3rd ed.). Publish or Perish, Inc., Houston,
Texas. (This is no ordinary calculus book!)
- J.E. Marsden and M.J. Hoffman (1993), Elementary classical analysis
(2nd ed.). W.H. Freeman, New York.