ST 370: Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Section 001, Spring 2011
MW 8:30-9:45, Cox 206
Professor: Dr. Donald Martin (email@example.com), 4272 SAS Hall, (919)-515-1936
Office Hours: Tuesday 4-5 PM and Wednesday 10-11 AM
Teaching Assistant: Portia Parker
Course Prerequisite: C or better in MA 241
Course Webpage: http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/people/martin/courses/st370/
Class notes at course webpage
Text: Jay L. Devore and Nicolas R. Farnum. Applied Statistics for Engineers and
Scientists (on two-hour reserve at the D.H. Hill library).
Text: Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger, and Norma F. Hubele.
Engineering Statistics (on two-hour reserve at the D.H. Hill library).
WebAssign: Access may be purchased for $17.95 at the book store or on-line at
Course objectives* : By the end of the course you should be able to:
Construct basic numeric and graphical summaries of data
Plan and analyze simple factorial designs
Calculate probabilities using basic probability distributions
Make statistical inference using basic statistics
* (more detailed learning objectives at course webpage)
Calculator: You will need a calculator for this course.
Homework: Assignments will be submitted and graded through WebAssign. You will
use your unity login and password to access assignments. No extensions or extra
submissions will be given. Additional homework problems will be given but not graded.
Tests: There will be two tests (closed book, closed notes) during the semester. Tables
will be provided as necessary. These tests will not be cumulative. You may not use a
cell phone, PDA, laptop or any web-enabled device during a test. You may leave the
room during a test only in an extreme emergency. The tests are scheduled for
Wednesday, February 16th, and Wednesday, April 6th. No post-test make-up tests
will be given. If you miss a test, your final exam will count for an extra 100 points. This
does not mean that the final can replace your lowest exam score; if you come to take an
exam then the score counts. If you have a conflict with a test date and want to take it, let
me know as soon as possible (before the test) and perhaps something can be worked out.
Project: A group project will be assigned. The project will involve planning, collecting
data, and analyzing the results of a two-factor experiment, with the intent of increasing
your understanding of the subject. More details will be given later in the semester.
Final Exam: The final exam will be cumulative. The basic rules for other exams also
hold for the final. The final exam is Wednesday, May 4, 8-11 am., in the classroom,
Final Course Grade: Final course grades will be calculated based on the following:
Homework 100 points*
Test 1&2 100 points each
Project 75 points
Quizzes 25 points **
Final Exam 100 points
Total 500 points***
* Twelve assignments @ 10 points each, with the two lowest homework grades dropped.
No make-up allowed. One or both of the extra assignments may fall during dead week.
** Top 5 of 7 pop quizzes; no make-ups allowed.
*** No extra credit assignments will be given.
The following course grades are guaranteed: 98-100% A+, 92-97% A, 90-91% A-, 88-
89% B+, 82-87% B, 80-81% B-, 78-79% C+, 72-77% C, 70-71% C-, 68-69% D+, 62-
67% D, 60-61% D-, 0-59% F. Don’t count on any curve.
Academic Integrity: Cheating will not be tolerated. See the university’s policy on
academic integrity at http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/academic_policies/integrity/reg.htm.
You may work together on homework assignments, but simply giving or receiving
answers to or from another student is cheating. Cheating also includes copying from
another student’s paper, using unauthorized materials during exams, and falsifying data.
Classroom policies: Courtesy in the classroom is required. Please come on time and do
not start packing up before class is over. Please turn off all cell phones before class
begins. Please refrain from conversations with your neighbor during class, except when
you are instructed to do so during in-class exercises.
Students with disabilities: Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with
verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students
must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student Health Center,
Campus Box 7509, 515-7653, http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/offices/affirm_action/dss/.