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 4754) 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.
NOTE:
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.
Reminder:
There will be a quiz in class at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday October 12.
Background References
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
similarlevel texts).
Basic Probability:
 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.
Introductory Calculus:
 J. Repka (1994), Calculus with analytic geometry.
Wm.C. Brown, Dubuque, Iowa.
 C.H. Edwards and D.E. Penney (1998), Singlevariable calculus: early
transcendentals (5th ed.). Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Multivariable Calculus:
 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.