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Mathematics for Statistics (External Programme)

F.Y. B.COM (External) Syllabus
(External Programme)
(With Effect from Academic Year 2014-2015)
Limit and continuity;
f(x) .
Limit of function, meaning of x   , x  , x  0 and definition of lim
x 
Proof of standard forms and illustrations, continuity of a function, where f(x)
is a polynomial of x and ratio of two polynomials in x, D hospital rule for finding a
limit of a function.
Definition of derivative of a function. Rule of derivative. Derivative of a function
such as, x n , a x , e x , logx. Condition for existence of maxima and minima of function
and its applications to problems related to business, commerce and economic.
Chains ruls of differentiation. Derivative of parametrics function, composit function,
partial differentiation.
Meaning, Different standard forms, Integration by parts, Method of substitution
integration by parts, Definite intergral, Rules for evaluation of definite integrals.
Sequence, arithmetics, geometrics and harmonic progression. Definition of
nth term and the sum of the first n terms. Determination of sum of squares, cubes the
first n terms. Relation between A.M,,G.M,, and H.M.
Co-ordinate Geometry:
i) Point:
Distance between two points, Division of a line segment, Co-ordinates of the
points which divide the line joining two given points P(x1,y1) and Q(x2, y2)
internally and externally in the ratio m1, m2
ii) Straight Line:
Slope of a Straight line, intercepts of a line, procedure of obtaining different
forms of Straight line.
i) Probability :
Definition, Classical and relative frequency approach to probability, laws of
probability, conditional probability and Bayes theorem with proof for two
mutually exclusive probability and its applications.
ii) Expectation and Moments:
Definition of discrete random variable, Continuous random variable, Expectation
of a random variable and its properties, Moments, co-efficient of kurtosis,
M.G.F. and it’s properties.
i) Standard univariate distributions:
Binomial, Poisson distributions and their properties, M.G.F., Obtaining mean and
variance, and their uses.
Standard univariate distribution
Normal distribution and their properties, M.G.F. and Obtaining mean and
variance and its uses.
Books :
Pavale & Bhagwat
Patel A.G. & Patel G.C.
Gupta S.P.
Gupta S.C.
Shah H.D.
Lewis J.P.
: The Element Calculus, Popular Prakshan, Bombay
: Business Mathematics,
Atul Prakashan, Ahd.
: Statistical Mathods
: S.chand & Co., New Delhi.
: Fundamental of mathematical statistics
: sultan chand & sons,
: Ganitik Ankada Shastra
: Granth Nirman Board, Ahd.
: An Introduction to mathematics : Mac millon
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