Notice: The last assignment can be picked up outside my office door now.

The assignment marks, midterm marks and the total sum after dropping the lowest assignment mark is

available here. * means the weight of that assignment has been shifted to other assignments.

Marking of the final exam has almost been finished. Here is the final marks and grades. The grades will be approved with Registrar's office by Mon. Apr. 28.



2008 Winter





Hong Gu


Chase 101



(902) 494-7161


Tues. Thur. 10:05-11:25am. You may want to print out a copy of Lecture Notes and bring it with you to the classes.



Office Hours

Tues. Thur. 11:30am-12:30pm

Text book:

Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, seventh or sixth Edition, Jay L. Devore

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the probability models and statistical methods most likely to be encountered and used by students in engineering and the natural sciences.


Math 1000

Course Outline

can be found on the course syllabus.

Extra help

Extra help is available at

a) The Math Learning Center (Click the link to check for locations and times when statistics help is on duty)

b) From your instructor during office hours or by appointment.



Marking Scheme

Assignments 20%

Midterm exam 30%

Final exam 50%



Assignments and Solutions


There will normally be assignments every week during the term which must be handed in at class on the day they are due. Late assignments will not be accepted. Solutions will be posted on this website after the due date.

If you know in advance that you will not be in class the day an assignment is due you will be expected to hand it in prior to the due date. If that is not possible please see me to make other arrangements.

Some assignments may require the use of the MINITAB statistical package. MINITAB release 15 is available on campus at computer labs in LSC 200, LSC 2084, LSC 2087, MMASS2018, MMASS 2019, MMASS 2020, killam B433, Killam B400, Killam Learning Commons and Chase 007.

Your lowest homework grade will be dropped.


Unhappy about your assignment mark?

use the following procedure:

1.      Check the posted solutions. If still not convinced

2.      Resubmit the assignment at the next round with a note to the marker explaining the nature of your complaint. Still unhappy?

3.      Make an appointment to see me.

Midterm Exam

Mar. 4 (Tues.), 10:05-11:25am on class. At SIR JAMES DUNN 135.

This is closed notes and closed book exam, but one page of formula sheet (Legal sized paper with double sided writing) will be permitted.

A calculator is needed for your exam, make sure you bring the calculator with you.

No make-up midterm will be given.

If you know in advance that you will not be able to take the midterm on the day it will be given, you may take it early. If you need to take it early please let me know as soon as possible.

Final Exam

The final exam schedule: Thursday April 24, 09:00-12:00.

The final will be open book, closed notes with one page of formula sheet allowed.

A calculator is needed for your exam, make sure you bring the calculator with you.


There will be no supplemental examination to this course.

A problem set is provided to help you for your review to prepare for the final exam. Solution to the problem set is available here.


Students are expected to attend every class and to arrive to class on time.


Any student with special needs or circumstances (e.g. medical or personal problems) should contact me as soon as possible.

If things are not going well in the course please come and see me and we can discuss any problems you may be having.