Mathematics Department

MAT 1140 - Introduction to Statistics
3 credit hours

Basic statistical concepts covering descriptive and inferential techniques are applied to a variety of fields.
Prerequisite: Math placement score or a grade of “C” or higher in MAT 1040 {formerly 104].


Bock, Velleman, & De Veaux. Stats: Modeling the World, 3rd Edition.
Addison-Wesley, 2010.

PGCC Bookstore: Hardcover w/My Stat Lab ISBN-10: 0558518486

Publisher: Cloth Bound w/CD-ROM ISBN-10: 0321500458 or ISBN-13: 9780321500458
A La Carte: (Unbound) ISBN-10: 0321600452 or ISBN-13: 9780321600455
Same content, different format
eTextbook ( ISBN-10: 0321546709 or ISBN-13: 9780321546708

Or go to: (purchase MyStatLab access code & eText available)

Upon successful completion of the course, each student should be able to:

1. Basic statistical concepts outlining descriptive and inferential procedures and goals.
2. Descriptive techniques including statistical measures and graphic techniques.
3. Basic probability including conditional and independent structures.
4. Random variables & probability distributions for common statistical measures.
5. Sampling distributions covering means and proportions.
6. Hypothesis testing the difference of means and proportions for both one and two samples.
7. Simple linear regression and correlation.

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