


Politecnico di Torino  
Academic Year 2007/08  
03CKRBK Statistics 

1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering  Torino 





Objectives of the course
This cours aims to give the students knowledge of basic probability theory and statistics, and of the main statistical methods used in technical and economic field.

Expected skills
Skills in descriptive, statistical and graphical analysis and regression of experimental data.

Prerequisites
The knowledge of topics carried out in Mathematical analysis I and Geometry courses is required.

Syllabus
Definitions of probability and their applicability, outlines of combinatorial analysis, rules of probability theory, empirical probability, Bayer's formula.
Distribution concept, random variable, expected value; main theoretic distributions: binomial Poisson, hypergeometric, normal. Crosssection distributions, central limit theorem and its applications. Tutorship: Professros are available to explain the students some topics of the program and of practicals, and to check, in an informal way, the learning of the students. Students are divided into two groups. 
Laboratories and/or exercises
Introduction to use statistics. Reading of data in a PC, their synthesis and graphical representation. Calculus of basic statistics. Calculus of coefficients in regression procedures; output interpretation.
Didactic material. The reference text is: William Navidi (2006), Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, McGrawHill. Supplementary texts available from the library: Vicario, Levi (1998), Statistica e Probabilità per Ingegneri, Progetto Leonardo, Bologna, 2001. Aschero, Varetto (1998), Esercizi di Metodi Probabilistici, Statistici e Processi Stocastici, CLUT, Torino. M.P. Rogantin, Introduzione alla statistica con esempi sviluppati con il software Minitab, CLUT, Torino. Other didactic material: copies of the tranparencies used by the Lecturer during the theory lessons. Exam Procedure The exam consists of a written and oral test to take at the same time; the oral may not be taken if the results of the written test are not sufficient; in the eventuality of a negative result of the oral test, the repetition of the written exam will take place in a later session. 
