**Note:** I will hold an office hour Wednesday Dec. 16, from
2:10 to 3:00. My office is now SS 6026A.

This is the core course on statistical theory for PhD students in statistics, along other grad students who have the appropriate background. Students should have previous exposure to mathematical statistics, such as STA 2112 and STA 2212, along with a background in probability, such as STA 2111 and STA 2211 (which may be taken concurrently with STA 3000).

**Instructor for first half:**
Radford Neal, **Phone:** (416) 978-4970,
**Email:**
radford@stat.utoronto.ca

**Instructor for second half:** Fang Yao

**Office hours for first half:** Wednesdays, 2:10pm to 3:00pm, in SS 6026A.

**Lectures for first half:**

Thursdays, 10:10am to 11:30am in WE 69

Fridays, 1:10pm to 2:30pm in SS1080

Last class is Friday, December 4

**Textbook:**

D. R. Cox and D. V. Hinkley,Theoretical Statistics.You should now have read Chapters 1, 2, 3, 10, and 11.

**Evaluation for first half:**

Two tests, 9% each

Four assignments, 8% each

**Assignments:**

Assignment #1: Postscript, PDF.

Answer for Question 1: Postscript, PDF.Assignment #2: Postscript, PDF.

Assignment #3: Postscript, PDF.

Assignment #4: Postscript, PDF.

**Tests:**

Here are the test papers for tests already written, just for your information:Test #1: Postscript, PDF.

Test #2: Postscript, PDF.

**Study Questions:**

Set #1: Postscript, PDF.

Set #2: Postscript, PDF.

Set #3: Postscript, PDF.

Set #4: Postscript, PDF.