"The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the state." (Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821) Archimedes (c. 287-212 B.C.): Considered one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, he produced a very accurate computation of pi and was the first to determine the volume of a sphere. He also developed laws of hydrostatics that included mathematical analysis related to pressure on bodies placed in water. Where did Herkimer put his noisy dogs while he strolled around the big city? Answer: In a barking lot. Herky's friends: DENTON FENDER...guy who works in an auto body repair ship. KAREN A. LOTT...nice lady who is always concerned about the welfare of others. You have copies of Quiz 1.1A, Quiz 1.1B, Quiz 1.1C, Quiz 1.2A, Quiz 1.2B, Quiz 1.2C, and Test 1A. You should spend time going through the problems in these exercises and making sure that you understand what you are being asked to do. THIS REPRESENTS A REVIEW OF CHAPTER 1. We will go over many of the problems in class. Answers will be posted.

We have completed Chapter 1. You should now havean appreciation for things you can do to describe and displaynumerical data sets. Concepts such as center, spread, and shape areimportant characteristics of numerical data sets. Always (I repeat,always) look at the shape of data.

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Text:
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)

Supplemental books:
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)