Messages 
26.05 Here is solution for today’s
exam. Exercise in English and Norwegian. 03.05 Meeting times before exam: Wednesday May 12: 13:00 15:00 Bo Lindqvist,
office Thursday May 20: 13:00
15:00 Bo Lindqvist Friday
May 21: 13:00 15:00 Håkon Toftaker, office
1036, Sentralbygg II Monday
May 24: 13:00  15:00 Håkon Toftaker Tuesday May 25:
13:00 15:00 Bo Lindqvist 03.05 Here is Final Syllabus for the course. 21.04 The results of the obligatory
project are now available at the Exercise website. 15.04 The last topic of the course is
Chapter 16.116.3. (So slides pages 5659 will not be used). After having
gone through 16.116.3, I will go through earlier exams. Will give list of
exercises later. 12.03 Starting Monday March
15, 18:15 – 19:00 in H3, Håkon Toftaker will go through exercises from the weekly sets.
See Exercise website for information. 10.03 Here are two examples of earlier
obligatory projects: One in English,
one (old) in Norwegian.
Note that you will be rewarded for the contents and not for the layout! Thus
a handwritten report may be as good as a nicely printed one! Also: Pictures
are of course nice to have, but not needed if you can explain things without
them! 09.03 This
message is copied from the Exercise website: (02.03) To run MiniTab you need a new licence file.
You can find it by connecting to progdist.ntnu.no\progdist.
When you start MiniTab choose
"Specify the licence file" and browse to progdist.ntnu.no\progdist\campus\MiniTab.
The new licence file is called minitab.lic . 24.02 There will be NO LECTURES March
2 and 4. (Work with the obligatory project!) 18.02 The
obligatory exercise will start in Week 9 (March 1), and deadline for
submitting the report is Thursday March 25 at 12 Noon. An updated version of
the information about the exercise can now be downloaded under
“Exercises” below. There will be no new exercises in Weeks 9 and
10 (March 1 and 8), instead you may consult the teaching assistant in the
regular exercise hours these weeks, and in addition on Thursday March 4 at
16:15 – 17:00. 12.02 Starting
Monday 15.02 the exercises in Vegas computer lab will be from 16.15 to 18.00
(see message on Exercise website). 14.01 For
those using 7^{th} edition of book: The (very few!) changes in
chapter numbers of the curriculum are given in the course webpage for 2008. 11.01 Lectures
start tomorrow January 12 at 12:15 in H3. First Exercise meeting is Monday
January 18. See EXERCISE
WEBSITE. 

About
the course 
Content
Hypotheses testing, simple and multiple linear regression, residual
plots and selection of variables, transformations, design of experiments, 2^k
experiments and fractions of these. Special designs. Graphical methods. Error
propagation formula. Analysis of variance, statistical process control,
contingency tables and nonparametric methods. Use of statistical computer
package, MINITAB. Learning
outcome
The objective of the course is to give the students a solid foundation
for use of basic statistical methods in science and technology. In addition
the students shall be capable of planning collection of data and to use
statistical software for analysing data. Learning
methods and activities
Lectures and exercises with the use of a computer (computing programme
MINITAB). The lectures may be given in English. Portfolio assessment is the
basis for the grade awarded in the course. This portfolio comprises a written
final examination 80% and selected parts of the exercises 20%. The results
for the constituent parts are to be given in %points, while the grade for
the whole portfolio (course grade) is given by the letter grading system.
Retake of examination may be given as an oral examination. Compulsory
assignments
Exercises Recommended
previous knowledge
The course is based on ST0103 Statistics with Applications/TMA4240
Statistics/TMA4245 Statistics, or equivalent. Credit: 7.5 stp.


Lecturer 
Professor
Bo Lindqvist, Room 1129, Sentralbygg
II, NTNU Gløshaugen 

Teaching assistant 
Stipendiat Håkon Toftaker,
Room 1036, Sentralbygg II, NTNU Gløshaugen Telephone
(735) 91681 Email:
toftaker@math.ntnu.no 

Student
assistant 
Stud.
Håkon Kile Email:
hakonkil@stud.ntnu.no 

Reference
group 
Ingeborg Engh
(Biology). Email: skuddaarsbarn@gmail.com Tom Ivar Pedersen (PuP/IPK). Email: tom.ivar.pedersen@gmail.com 

Teaching
material 
Main book:
Walpole, Myers, Myers and Ye: "Probability and Statistics for Engineers
and Scientists". Eighth Edition. Pearson International Edition.
MINITAB:
Some information is found on http://www.ntnu.no/adm/it/brukerstotte/programvare/minitab. Recommended
literature that can be useful to read as a supplement to the book is Box,
Hunter og Hunter (1978, 2005): "Statistics for
Experimenters". Wiley. 

Lectures 
Tuesdays 12.15 – 14.00 H3
Thursdays 12.15 – 14.00
S4
Preliminary
curriculum, lecturing and progress plan


Exercises 
Mondays
17.15 – The
teaching assistant will on this time be available for supervising exercises
or answering other relevant questions.
The
obligatory exercise will start in Week 9 (March 1), and deadline for
submitting the report is Thursday March 25 at 12 Noon. There will be no new
exercises in Week 9 and 10 (March 1 and 8), instead
you may consult the teaching assistant in the regular exercise hours these
weeks. There will also be scheduled additional times for consulting with
teaching assistant and lecturer. 

Exam 
Wednesday
May 26, 2010 at 09:00. Written exam. Durance 4 hours.
Earlier exams in TMA4255 and similar
courses: Exam Dec 2008 is
found in Norwegian here and in English here. Solution is
found here. Exam August Exam May 2007 is
found in Norwegian here and in English here. Solution is found here. Exam June 2005
w/solution is here (in Norwegian) Exam August 

Progress 
27.04 Last lecture: Exam exercises 22.04 Earlier exam exercises – today
and 27.04: Will do the following exercises in the given order: December
2008: May
2007: 1 May
2007: 2 December
2008: 2 December
2008: 4 20.04 Continue 16.2: SignedRank. Then 16.3,
Wilcoxon RankSum Test for two independent samples. 15.04
Chapter 16 (Nonparametric statistics). 16.1: Sign test. Started to look at
16.2: SignedRank Test (Wilcoxon onesample test).
Slides are found here
(part
2, pages 5259). (Only 5255 are relevant) 13.04
Contingency tables and tests for independence and homogeneity: Chapter
10.1510.16. Simpson’s paradox. Same slides as for 08.04. 08.04
Started by going through main properties of the multinomial distribution (end
of Chapter 5.3). Chisquare tests for multinomial data. Model testing:
Chapter 10.14. Slides are found here (part
2, pages 4451). 30.03,
01.04, 06.04 NO LECTURES (Easter vacation) 25.03
Complete chapter 17. Note that 17.6 is not in the curriculum. 23.03
Did 13.13 (random effects models, but not the last part of 13.13 with two
random effects). Then started chapter 17, Statistical process control –
17.117.4. Slides from chapter 17 are found here (part 2, pages 3743). 18.03
Went through main topics from 14.114.3, mostly via slides. A
proof of Theorem 13.2 can be downloaded here. 16.03
Started with 13.6, then 13.813.10 (13.111312 are not in curriculum, will
take 13.13 later). Same slides as for 09.03. 11.03
Continued with chapter 13: 13.4 and 13.6 (13.5 and 13.7 are not in
curriculum). Same slides as for 09.03. 09.03
Oneway ANOVA: Chapter 13.113.3. Slides for chapters 13 and 14 are here: (part
2, pages 136). 04.03 NO LECTURE 02.03 NO LECTURE 25.02 Finish with fractional factorial
designs 23.02 Fractional factorial designs. You may
download book chapter.
Slides: pages 135145. 18.02 Will finish note on Factorial
Experiments at two levels: Significance testing, blocking. Slides up to 134. 16.02 Continued DOE, in particular
estimation of sigma. Centered around slides 110113
and pages 7 11.02
Design of experiments (DOE): Download note: “Factorial
Experiments at Two Levels”. Slides for the next lectures can be
downloaded here (pages
92145). Went through slides 92107 (or to mid of page 09.02 Rest of Chapter 12: Testing groups of
variables, more on residuals and transformations, multicollinearity,
polynomial regression. If time: Start treatment of Design of Experiments. 04.02 Completed most of Chapter 12.
(Stepwise regression, best subsets regression, residual plots). Same slides
as for 26.01. 02.02.
Continue Multiple linear regression: 12.3 12.6. Same slides as for 26.01. 28.01
Prediction ( 26.01
Linear regression – Chapter 11.111.5 Slides can be downloaded here (pages
4691). 21.01
Comparison of variances for two samples. Fisherdistribution. Ftest and
confidence interval for sigma1/sigma2. Slides as for 19.01. 19.01
Onesample and twosample ttests. Pooled variance estimator. Slides can be
downloaded here (pages 3445).
Tables copied from the book for normal, t, chisquare and F distributions,
are found here in pdfformat. (Will be used in lectures). 14.01
Descriptive measures and graphs (e.g. normal plot). One sample from normal
distribution: sampling distributions, inference with known sigma. Use same
slides as last time. 12.01
Introduction and repetition of probability theory and some very basic
concepts of statistical models and statistical inference. Slides can be
downloaded here (pages 133) 

Notes 
Here
are some examples and notes that have been used in earlier years, most of them
in Norwegian. The relevant parts are covered in the slides and notes that you
find under “Progress” above.

Last updated: 26 May at 15:09