PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS [SH 552]
Course Objective:
To provide students practical knowledge of the principles and concept of probabilityand statistics and their application in engineering field.
 Descriptive statistics and Basic probability (6 hours)
 Introduction to statistics and its importance in engineering
 Describing data with graphs (bar, pie, line diagram, box plot)
 Describing data with numerical measure (Measuring center, measuring variability)
 Basic probability, additive Law, Multiplicative law, Baye's theorem.
 Discrete Probability Distributions (6 hours)
 Discrete random variable
 Binomial Probability distribution
 Negative Binomial distribution
 Poison distribution
 Hyper geometric distribution
 Continuous Probability Distributions (6 hours)
 Continuous random variable and probability densities
 Normal distribution
 Gama distribution
 Chi square distribution
 Sampling Distribution (5 hours)
 Population and sample
 Central limit theorem
 Sampling distribution of sample mean
 Sampling distribution of sampling proportion
 Inference Concerning Mean (6 hours)
 Point estimation and interval estimation
 Test of Hypothesis
 Hypothesis test concerning One mean
 Hypothesis test concerning two mean
 One way ANOVA
 Inference concerning Proportion (6 hours)
 Estimation of Proportions
 Hypothesis concerning one proportion
 Hypothesis concerning two proportion
 Chi square test of Independence
 Correlation and Regression (6 hours)
 Correlation
 Least square method
 An analysis of variance of Linear Regression model
 Inference concerning Least square method
 Multiple correlation and regression
 Application of computer on statistical data computing (4 hours)
 Application of computer in computing statistical problem. eq scientific calculator, EXCEL, SPSS , Matlabetc
References:
 Richard A. Johnson, "Probability and Statistics for Engineers", Miller and Freund's publication.
 Jay L. Devore, "Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences",Brooks/Cole publishing Company, Monterey, California.
 Richard I. Levin, David S Rubin, “Statisticsfor Management", PrenticeHallpublication.
 Mendenhall Beaver Beaver, “Introduction Probability and statistics ", ThomsonBrooks/Cole.
Evaluation scheme
The questions will cover all the chapters of the syllabus. The evaluation scheme will be as indicated in the table below:
Unit 
Chapter 
Topics 
Marks 
1 
1 
All 
16 
2 
2.1 to 2.2 
2 
2 
2.3 & 2.5 
16 
3 
All 
3 
4 & 5 
All 
16 
4 
6 
All 
16 
7 
7.1 and 7.5 
5 
7 
7.2 to 7.4 
16 
8 
All 
Total 
80 
*Note: There may be minor deviation in marks distribution
