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M 384C M 384C. Mathematical Statistics I. 3 Hours.

Same as Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 384R and Statistics and Data Sciences 384 (Topic 2). The general theory of mathematical statistics. Includes distributions of functions of random variables, properties of a random sample, principles of data reduction, an overview of hierarchical models, decision theory, Bayesian statistics, and theoretical results relevant to point estimation, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 384R, Mathematics 384C, Statistics and Data Sciences 384 (Topic 2), Statistics and Scientific Computation 384 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and Mathematics 362K and 378K, Statistics and Scientific Computation 382, or consent of instructor.