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Class Time:

Names:

Student learning outcomes:

  • The student will demonstrate and compare properties of the Central Limit Theorem.

Given:

X = length of time (in days) that a cookie recipe lasted at the Olmstead Homestead. (Assume that each of the different recipes makes the same quantity of cookies.)

Recipe # X size 12{X} {} Recipe # X size 12{X} {} Recipe # X size 12{X} {} Recipe # X size 12{X} {}
1 1 16 2 31 3 46 2
2 5 17 2 32 4 47 2
3 2 18 4 33 5 48 11
4 5 19 6 34 6 49 5
5 6 20 1 35 6 50 5
6 1 21 6 36 1 51 4
7 2 22 5 37 1 52 6
8 6 23 2 38 2 53 5
9 5 24 5 39 1 54 1
10 2 25 1 40 6 55 1
11 5 26 6 41 1 56 2
12 1 27 4 42 6 57 4
13 1 28 1 43 2 58 3
14 3 29 6 44 6 59 6
15 2 30 2 45 2 60 5

Calculate the following:

  • μ x =
  • σ x =

Collect the data

Use a random number generator to randomly select 4 samples of size n = 5 from the given population. Record your samples below. Then, for each sample, calculate the mean to the nearesttenth. Record them in the spaces provided. Record the sample means for the rest of the class.

  1. Complete the table:
    Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 4 Sample means from other groups:
    Means: x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {} x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {} x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {} x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {}
  2. Calculate the following:
    • x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {}
    • s x ¯ = size 12{s rSub { size 8{ {overline {x}} } } ={}} {}
  3. Again, use a random number generator to randomly select 4 samples from the population. This time, make the samples of size n = 10 size 12{n="10"} {} . Record the samples below. As before, for each sample, calculate the mean to the nearest tenth. Record them in the spaces provided. Record the sample means for the rest of the class.
    Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 4 Sample means from other groups:
    Means: x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {} x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {} x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {} x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {}
  4. Calculate the following:
    • x ¯ = size 12{ {overline {x}} ={}} {}
    • s x ¯ = size 12{s rSub { size 8{ {overline {x}} } } ={}} {}
  5. For the original population, construct a histogram. Make intervals with bar width = 1 day. Sketch the graph using a ruler and pencil. Scale the axes.
    Blank graph with frequency on the vertical axis and time in days on the horizontal axis.
  6. Draw a smooth curve through the tops of the bars of the histogram. Use 1 – 2 complete sentences to describe the general shape of the curve.

Repeat the procedure for n=5

  1. For the sample of n = 5 days averaged together, construct a histogram of the averages (your means together with the means of the other groups). Make intervals with bar widths = 1 2 day . Sketch the graph using a ruler and pencil. Scale the axes.
    Blank graph with frequency on the vertical axis and time in days on the horizontal axis.
  2. Draw a smooth curve through the tops of the bars of the histogram. Use 1 – 2 complete sentences to describe the general shape of the curve.

Repeat the procedure for n=10

  1. For the sample of n = 10 days averaged together, construct a histogram of the averages (your means together with the means of the other groups). Make intervals with bar widths = 1 2 day . Sketch the graph using a ruler and pencil. Scale the axes.
    Blank graph with frequency on the vertical axis and time in days on the horizontal axis.
  2. Draw a smooth curve through the tops of the bars of the histogram. Use 1 – 2 complete sentences to describe the general shape of the curve.

Discussion questions

  1. Compare the three histograms you have made, the one for the population and the two for the sample means. In three to five sentences, describe the similarities and differences.
  2. State the theoretical (according to the CLT) distributions for the sample means.
    • n = 5 : X ~
    • n = 10 : X ~
  3. Are the sample means for n = 5 and n = 10 “close” to the theoretical mean, μ x ? Explain why or why not.
  4. Which of the two distributions of sample means has the smaller standard deviation? Why?
  5. As n changed, why did the shape of the distribution of the data change? Use 1 – 2 complete sentences to explain what happened.
This lab was designed and contributed by Carol Olmstead.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
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Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
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I think
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Brian Reply
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Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
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Sahil
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Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
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Bob Reply
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Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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Damian
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Damian Reply
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
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Adin
why?
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Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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