SCI199Y: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

This course is offered as one of the Faculty of Arts and Science `Freshman Seminars'. It meets Tuesday, 10-12, in SS539. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. There are no mathematics or statistics prerequisites.

To see the description published in the 199Y brochure, click here.

You can also view the handout for September 12 , September 19 , September 26 , October 3 , October 10 , October 24 , October 31 , November 7 , November 14 , November 21 , November 28 , December 5 , January 9 , January 23 , January 30 , February 6 , February 13 , February 27 , March 5 , March 12 , March 26 , April 2 , and April 9 .

The mathematics doesn't come out that well on these pages, so if you can read postscript files you might prefer to get these: September 12 , September 19 , September 26 , October 3 , October 10 , October 24 , October 31 , November 7 , November 14 , November 21 , November 28 , December 5 , January 9 , January 23 , January 30 , February 6 , February 13 , March 5 , March 12 , March 26 , April 2 and April 9 .

A running list of possible essay topics is located here . You can see three sample essay proposals here: postscript versions, which are identical to the ones I printed for class, are available as well: Example 2; first project is due on October 24.
The second project is due on October 31.
The third project is due on November 28.
The fourth project is due on December 5, January 9, and February 6.
The fifth project is due on March 5.
The sixth project is due on March 26.

 


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