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Chapter 1 MAT 221

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Chapter 1 MAT 221 MAT 221 - M200

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The rest of chapter 1. Talks about curves and standard deviation
Elements of Mathematical Statistics and Probability Theory
X. Au
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standard deviation; normal curves; math; chapter 1




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Date Created: 01/31/16
1.2 – Displaying Distribution w/ Graph Categorical Data: - Bar Graph - Pie Chart *Be aware of misleading graphs (scaling) - To deemphasize, zoom out - To emphasize, zoom in - Don’t make 3D graphs Quantitative Data: - Stem plots - Histograms Outliers – observations (numbers) that lie outside the overall pattern of the distribution Symmetric – you could draw a line down the middle and both sides look the same Skewed Right – the right side of the histogram extends much farther than the left - The outliers are on the right, the majority is on the left Skewed Left – the left side of the histogram extends further than the right - The outliers are on left, the majority on the right 1.3 Describing Distributions with Numbers Measures of Center: 1. Mean or Average – to calculate, add all numbers and divide by the amount of numbers (cases) 2. Median – the midpoint of the distribution (put in order first. if no middle, take the average of the two) Ex. 0, 1, 2, 3, 100 Median – 2 Mean – 53 *Median is resistant (not effected) to outliers * Mean is “center of gravity” Symmetric – Mean = median Skewed Right – Mean > Median Skewed Left – Mean < Median Measure of Spread: Quartiles 1. First Quartile – the first 25% of the data, the median of the lower half of data 2. Third Quartile – the last 25% of the date, the median of the higher half of data • Exclude the median Interquartile Range (IQR) – the distance between quartiles IQR = Q 3 – Q 1 Min Q1 Median Q3 Max Five-number Summary – min, Q1, median, Q3, max Boxplot – above number line Rule of Thumb for Identifying Outliers: Any number lower/higher than 1.5 X IQR Standard Deviation – measures how far the observations are from their mean *affected by skewness or outliers 1. calculate mean (average) 2. s2= (x 1-x)2 + (x 2 – x)2 + … n-1 ex) Find SD for: 7,4,4,12,18 mean = 9 s2 = (7-9) ^2 + (4-9)^2 + (4-9) ^2 + (12-9) ^2 + (18-9) ^2 5-1 SD = 6 - SD is 0 when all the numbers have the same value, otherwise its positive - SD has the same unit of measurement as the original observations 1.4 Density Curves and Normal Distributions Density Curve – a smooth approximation of a histogram - Estimation, don’t have to draw histogram, just red curve - The total area under the curve is equal to 1 or 100% Density Histogram Mean = µ mean = x SD = σ SD = s - The median of a density curve is the point that divides the area under the curve in half - the mean is the point at which the curve would balance is made of solid material Normal Distributions – a special symmetrical bell shaped distribution whose density curve is completely determined by its mean (µ) or SD (σ) The 68-95-99.7% Rule for Normal Distributions: 68% • 68% are within 1 SD of the mean • 95% are within 2 SD of mean 95% • 99.7% are within 3 SD of mean 99.7% ex) How bad is your car? mean = 24.8 SD = 6.2 Gas mileage = 18.6 Z-score: the number of standard deviations that x is from the mean µ Z= x-µ/ σ *when x> the mean, z is positive *when x< the mean, z is negative


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