**Spring Quarter 2012**

**Instructor:**
Adrian Raftery, Professor of Statistics and Sociology.
My email address is raftery@u.washington.edu.
My office is room C-313, Padelford Hall.
My phone number is 206-543-4505, where there is an answering machine.

**Office hours:** I will hold office hours on
Tuesdays from 9:00-10:20 in Padelford C-313, or by appointment.
Please do not hesitate to come and see me to ask questions,
if you have a problem or if you
just want to discuss issues arising in the class.

**Course description:**
This course provides a quick and short one-credit review of some of
the mathematics and probability needed to take the graduate courses offered
by the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences.
It reviews calculus, matrix algebra, and probability.

**Texts:**
Much of the material is covered in introductory calculus, linear algebra and statistics
texts, and in high school integrated math texts. Here are two suggested books that
cover much of the material at about the level of the course and are designed
for social scientists. They are also at a reasonable price.

Iversen, Gudmund R. (1996).
*Calculus.* Series: Quantitative Applications in the
Social Sciences. Sage.

Namboodiri, Krishnan (1984). *Matrix algebra*
Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. Sage.

**Course outline:**

- Review of algebra
- Functions and limits
- Differentiation
- Maximization of functions
- Integration
- Matrix algebra
- Linear equations and least squares
- Probability

**Requirements:**
Your course grade will be based on homework assignments (60%),
and a final exam (40%). The class is graded Credit/No Credit overall,
but numerical grades will be assigned for homework and final exam,
for your information.
Homework will be assigned most weeks in class, and will be due in class on
the Tuesday of the following week at 12:30pm.
Late homework cannot be accepted. The final exam will take
place on Thursday June 7, from 10:30am-12:20pm.

Last updated March 8, 2012