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COURSE OUTLINE

MATH 2014
MATHEMATICS FOR
TECHNICIANS IV

Course Description

This is the fourth Mathematics course in the Diploma Program in Engineering at UTT.
The content of the course includes Statistics and Probability, inclusive of the Probability
Distribution Function, Binomial, Normal and Poisson Distributions together with
Hypothesis testing for a population mean or population proportion.

Knowledge and Understanding


o Represent different types of data using various formats.
o Apply basic probability theory and probability functions to solve problems.
o Solve probability problems using Venn and Tree Diagrams.
o Apply Binomial and Poisson Distributions to solve problems.
o Apply the Central Limit Theorem and Normal Distribution to solve problems.
o Determine estimates for the population mean, variance and proportion.
o Identify types of errors in hypothesis testing and preform hypothesis testing.
o Perform regression analysis on data.

Cognitive Skills
o Apply statistical and probability theory to solve real world problems.

Transferable Skills
o Develop the ability to work in groups on mathematical topics.
o Develop the ability to communicate effectively using mathematical language.
o Transfer of knowledge of statistics to solve real engineering problems.

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Subject Specific Practical and Professional Skills
o Practice self-discipline and time management.
o Apply techniques and topics in engineering application.

Level : Diploma Year # 1 Semester # 1 Credit Points: 4

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY
Student
o Attendance of greater than 80 % is a requirement.
o Must pass both the total in-course (coursework) element and final examination.

Assessment
Type Weight (% Course Marks) Duration
Quiz # 1 10 1 hour
Quiz # 2 15 1 hour
Quiz # 3 15 1 hour
Assignment 10 **
Final Exam 50 3 hours

Workload
Lecture: 3 hours Tutorial: 2 hours Independent Study: 4 hours

Resources
o Basic Technical Mathematics with Calculus Washington (Addison Wesley)

Pre-Requisites
o Pass in CXC Mathematics

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Wk # Topics & Details Assessment
Descriptive Statistics

Review and apply the terms accuracy and precision in rounding and
calculating numerical values.
Define and apply summation notation to formulas.
Identify areas where statistics are utilized to solve problems.
Define terms used in statistics: Quiz # 1 (5 %)
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o Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
o Discrete and Continuous Data
o Population o Sample o Attributes

Organize raw data into a frequency distribution.


Graph frequency distribution as histograms, polygons or Ogives.

Descriptive Statistics
Quiz # 1 (5 %)
Calculate parameters (mean, median, range, variance, standard deviation
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and percentiles) for both grouped and ungrouped data.

Probability

Define the terms: experiment, outcome and event.


Identify methods for determining probabilities: subjective, symmetry,
simulation or calculation.
Define mutually exclusive, dependent or independent events.
List the elements of a sample space.
Identify events from a sample space.
Quiz # 2 (4 %)
State and apply the complement, addition and multiplication rules.
3
Calculate the probability, P(A), of an event A.
Identify and apply the properties of probabilities:
o 0 () 1 o ( ) = 1 ()

Calculate the probabilities: ( ) ( )


List and apply general principles for solving probability problems using
Tree, Venn or other type of diagrams

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Discrete Random Variables

Define and apply factorial notation to solve problems.


Define a random variable and a discrete probability distribution.
Apply the properties of the probability distribution of a random variable (X)
0 ( ) 1 =
=1 ( ) = 1 Quiz # 2 (5 %)
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Calculate the mean or expected value: (), the variance: () and
standard deviation () of a discrete random variable.
Construct and use probability distribution tables for discrete random
variables to solve problems.

Binomial and Poisson Distribution

State assumptions made for modeling data as a Binomial or Poisson


distribution.
Apply the Binomial or Poisson distribution to determine probabilities of
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events. Quiz # 2 (6 %)
& Use the notation: ~ (, ) and calculate the probability of event (A),
Final Exam (8 %)
6 the mean and variance for a Binomial distribution.
Use the notation: ~ () and calculate the probability of an event (A),
the mean and variance for a Poisson distribution.
Approximate the Binomial distribution by the Poisson distribution.

Normal Distribution

Identify examples of continuous random variables.


Identify the properties of the normal distribution and standard normal
distribution. Quiz # 3 (3 %)
7 Use the notation: ~(, 2)
and calculate the probability of an event (A),
Final Exam (8 %)
the mean and variance for a Normal distribution.
Approximate the Binomial and Poisson distribution with a Normal
distribution.

Sampling and Sampling Distributions

State the sampling distribution of means and the Central Limit theorem.
Quiz # 3 (3 %)
8 Apply the Central Limit theorem for means.
Final Exam (5 %)
State and apply the sampling distribution of proportions.

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Inferences about Population Means and Proportions

Calculate a confidence interval for an unknown population mean using a


large sample size.
Determine the required sample size for a given confidence interval.
Quiz # 3 (3 %)
Apply the t-distribution table.
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Calculate a confidence interval for an unknown population mean using a Final Exam (10 %)
small sample size.
Calculate a confidence interval for an unknown population proportion
using a large sample size.

Hypothesis Testing

State the appropriate Null and Alternate Hypothesis in sampling problems


10 Quiz # 3 (3 %)
Define Type I and Type II errors in hypothesis testing.
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11 Test for a claimed population mean using a small or large sample. Final Exam (10 %)
Test a hypothesis about a population proportion.

Regression Analysis and Correlation

Draw Scatter Plots.


Calculate Linear Product Moment Correlation Coefficient.
Identify properties of the Linear Product Moment Correlation Coefficient.
Interpret Product Moment Correlation Coefficient.
Explain the term least squares regression line Quiz # 3 (3 %)
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Find the equation of the least squares regression line of variable (X)
Final Exam (9 %)
against variable (Y). that is (X/Y).
Find the equation of the least squares regression line of variable (Y)
against variable (X). that is (Y/X).
Identify the properties of the regression lines.
Use regression lines for prediction (Interpolation)

13 Study Week

14
Final Examinations Coursework (50 %)
&
Final Exam (50 %)
15

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