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The Midterm Adventures in Probability joyous ENM 500 students singing praise for the midterm fall 2009 Vital Statistics When: Monday, October 19 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Open book – notes, presentations, journal articles Computers and calculators allowed you will need to compute probabilities campus students – bring laptops Take the exam on campus or via the internet exam will be emailed to internet participants 5 to 10 minutes before the start of class acknowledge receipt call or email if you have questions operators will be standing by the phones to take your calls More Vital Statistics There will be several versions of the exam Ten questions equally weighted (i.e. 10 points each) 2 hours to complete the exam 12 minutes per question (it will seem like an eternity) Most questions are short response (see practice midterm) comparable but different questions may be 1,2, or 3 parts to the question Covers chapters 2 – 6 Chapter Distribution Chapter 2 – Combinatorics & Random Events Chapter 3 – Discrete Random Variables 2-3 questions Chapter 5 – Joint distributions 2-3 questions Chapter 4 – Continuous Random Variables 2-3 questions 1 question Chapter 6 – Descriptive Statistics 1 - question Midterm Management At the conclusion of the exam: campus students will turn in the exam along with their work internet students complete and email the attached solution table additional time allotted to (1) fax your work or (2) scan or enter and email your work Part (a) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Part (b) Part (c) Midterm Registration Need to register for the exam by noon Wednesday October 14 Register by completing the on-line form at the following course Webpage: http://academic.udayton.edu/CharlesEbeling/ENM500/exams/register.htm Indicate time and place (internet email address or regular campus class) Identify any special circumstances Prob/stat students… on there way to register for the ENM 500 midterm Midterm Exam Warm-up Question 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Develop a new axiomatic system of probability which is a radical departure from current probability theory. Start with no more than 5 axioms and two undefined terms. Demonstrate that your systems explains real world phenomena better than the traditional theory. Explain why this new and innovative system has not been discovered before now and analyze the historical significance of your findings. Illustrate through examples the power of your method to describe random processes with less effort and more accuracy than previously thought possible. Name your new calculus of probability after your instructor to whom you owe everything. A Very Nice Practice Midterm Exam Available from the course Website today Sixteen exceptional problems each one designed to maximize the learning process Solutions will be discussed in a special midterm review session to be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11:30 am in room 405 Gosh, this practice midterm is the best ever.