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View Resource Maximum Likelihood

This material introduces the basic theory of maximum likelihood estimation by discussing the likelihood function, the log likelihood function, and maximizing these functions using calculus. Several exercises ask students to derive certain estimators, while others have students compare the behavior of those estimators with other possibilities through the use of various JAVA applets. The applets...

View Resource Statistical Associates Publishing

Statistical Associates Publishing is a creation of Professor Dave Garson and hosts a number of free statistics e-books, and some low-cost Kindle versions as well. Use of the site is password-protected, so visit the Register link first, then continue to download e-books (in PDF form) on topics such as Creating Simulated Datasets, Narrative Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Ordinal Regression, Survey...

View Resource Multivariate Calculus With Maple

An experiment in the use of the World Wide Web as a teaching aid for a course in multivariable calculus, using Maple as a symbolic calculator. Topics include Review of Calculus 1; Vector Geometry; Geometric Algebra; Vector Functions; Functions of Several Variables; Integration; Surface Area; and Vector Calculus.

View Resource Wolfram Research's Mathematical Functions

Wolfram Research, the maker of the popular software Mathematica, recently added a comprehensive database of mathematical functions to its Web site. There are tens of thousands of formulas that can be browsed alphabetically or divided into various categories. Documents explaining general identities and notations used on the site are also available; however, users must sign the guestbook before...

View Resource The Mathematical Atlas

Originally started by Professor Dave Rusin of Northern Illinois University, the Mathematical Atlas is now a very large "collection of articles about aspects of mathematics at and above the university level, but (usually) not at the level of current research." The amount of material is immense; fortunately, there are multiple ways of browsing the site. Subjects are mainly geared toward modern...

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