Math 234: Mathematical Statistics
Spring 2014, New York University
This course is intended as a thorough mathematical
introduction to the theory of statistics, intended to be taken
after sufficiency in probability is obtained at the level of
Math 233: Theory of Probability. Topics covered in this class
will include: sampling theory, hypothesis testing, point
(parameter) estimation, regression, tests of
significance, likelihood methods, and Bayesian
statistics. Topics in computational statistics will be covered
using Python and Pandas (see Homework *).
Download a copy of the
Office hours are Tuesday 10am-11am and Wednesday 4pm-5pm
in WWH 1105A.
The course text is All of Statistics by Larry Wasserman.
Important information for the course will appear below as
- The midterm is scheduled for in-class on Thursday, March 13th.
- The final is scheduled by NYU and is Thursday, May 15th,
4:00pm-5:50pm in room WWH 312.
The course textbook All of Statistics by Wasserman is
the only required text. It can be accessed online through
Springer from NYU connected
Several other sources might be
useful for studying and reference:
- Freedman, Pisani, and Purves, Statistics.
- Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis.
- McKinney, Python for Data Analysis
- Schaum's Outline of Statistics
- Schaum's Outline of Probability and Statistics
- Durrett, The Essentials of Probability
The following Python tutorials might be useful:
Below is a list of homework assignments along with the due date.
Remember that each assignment is due at the beginning of class on
the due date.
- Install (or get access to) Python and
Pandas. I recommend installing Anaconda as a one-stop shopping
experience to getting Python up and running on your
Watch the 10 minute intro video to Pandas here:
Experiment with the above Python tutorials through Codeacademy
- (Due 2/14/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 1.10: 15, 19
- Section 2.14: 4, 9, 14, 16, 20, 21
- (Due 2/21/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 2.14: 17
- Section 3.8: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
- (Due 2/28/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 3.8: 8, 10, 13, 15, 16
- (Due 3/7/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 3.8: 17, 21, 22
- Section 5.8: 2, 4
- (Due 3/14/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 2.14: 8
- Section 3.8: 2
- Section 5.8: 6, 14
- Section 6.6: 1, 3
- Section 9.14: 1
- (Due 4/4/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 9.14: 2 (ignore part d), 4, 5, 6 (ignore part d)
- (Due 4/11/14) Click here
for the PDF
- (Due 4/18/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 10.11: 2, 5, 6, 8, 13
- (Due 4/25/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 11.12: 1, 3, 5, 6
- (Due 5/2/14) Problems from All of Statistics:
- Section 13.10: 1, 2, 4, 5
- (Due 5/9/14) Problems from All of Statistics: