STATS 345 – Elements of Mathematical Statistics

Elements of Mathematical Statistics teaches students about uncertainty: how to express it mathematically, how to understand it probabilistically, and how to deal with it statistically. When I teach this course, I spend the first half of the semester focusing on probability rules and common probability distributions. In the second half of the semester, I apply what we've learned about probability to real-world data, introducing statistical analysis and explaining its role in scientific inquiry.

Course Information

Room: Mitchell Hall (MH), Rm. 102

Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Prerequisites: MATH 163 or MATH 181 (Integral Calculus)

Syllabus: sp20syllabus.pdf

Course Materials

Discussion Sections

To help you understand the material in this course better, we offer discussion sections where TAs will provide additional help with the material we've been covering. I strongly recommend that you attend one session per week to help you follow along.

  • Monday/Wendesday at 5pm in DSH 000 with Md Rashidul Hasan
  • Tuesday/Thursday at 4pm in DSH 000 with Jared DiDomenico

Textbook Recommendations

Computer Tutorials

Jared DiDomenico's R Tutorial: JD_R_Tutorial.pdf (R Code)

Md Rashidul Hasan's R Tutorial: MRH_R_Tutorial.docx



Assignment 1 -- Due February 25th

Assignment 2 -- Due March 10th

Midterm Exam
Final Exam

Previous Terms

Spring 2018

Syllabus: sp18syllabus.pdf

Fletcher G.W. Christensen

Asst. Professor of Statistics

Office: SMLC 328

Spring 2020 Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday 11:00am – 12:30pm