(Text as at 06/01/2019 23:36:58)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)

- This is rather an eccentric activity, partly an attempt to exorcise some ancient demon – the rather bruising experience of reading mathematics at King’s College Cambridge back in the mid 1970’s.
- However, any modern educated person should be reasonably up to date with the mathematical sciences, and statistical and probability theory are essential tools for evaluating evidence, and are useful in Bridge! If only advanced mathematics wasn’t such a difficult subject.
- This project is diverging from Mathematics per se to the Philosophy of Mathematics and other related subjects. For instance, Philosophy of Mathematics features in Philosophy of Religion by providing an analogy or model of the sort of necessary existence that God is supposed to have.

- I spent 5 hours in 4Q18 on this Project, or related work (5 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 38.5% of the planned effort (38.5% YTD). Overall, 0.8% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 0.8% YTD) - as against 1.9% planned (1.8% YTD).
- Very little time has been spent on this project this year and – as noted above – none of it is real mathematics.
__YTD Activity___{1}

(Total Hours = 5.5)__Mathematics__**Mathematics - Reading / Writing**(Total Hours = 4.25)- "Levy-Eichel (Mordechai) - Mathematics as thought" (1 hour)
- "Polya (George) & Kilpatrick (Jeremy) - The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions" (0.5 hours)
- "Skow (Bradford) - Are There Genuine Physical Explanations of Mathematical Phenomena?" (0.25 hours)
- "UKMT, du Sautoy (Marcus) - The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge" (0.75 hours)
- "Von Neumann (John) - The Mathematician" (1.75 hours)

**Mathematics - Admin**(Total Hours = 1.25)- 18Q3 Status Reports (0.75 hours)
- 18Q4 Status Reports (0.5 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (1.25 hours)

- Progress (if any) in the current quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List
^{2}, and YTD in the current & future “automatic” editions of this report.

- I can only spare one hour a week for this project, and I doubt I’ll achieve that.
- So,
- Read papers from
*Aeon*as they arise. - Browse "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics".
- Complete reading "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics".
- Read "Polya (George), Stewart (Ian) - How to Solve IT: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method".
- Try the puzzles in "Polya (George) & Kilpatrick (Jeremy) - The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions".
- Analyze "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising".

- Read papers from

- Naturally, I have a substantial collection of
__mathematics books___{3}.

- As this project is substantially inactive, I don’t update the text between quarters other than at the end of the academic year.
- Hence, the YTD Activity is to make this task easier, and to give a clearer idea of what – if anything – has been going on in the interim.

- These are not left over from my Cambridge days as these few books were given away to my sister’s high-school in Gloucester by my mother during my brief sojourn with the Carthusians.
- Rather, I found them going cheap in bulk at a local second-hand bookshop.
- They are accessible via …this link.

- Follow (this link) for level 0.

Date |
Length |
Title |

10/10/2018 16:43:41 | 4303 | Status: Mathematics (2018 - September) |

09/10/2017 23:25:26 | 2712 | Status: Mathematics (2017 - September) |

14/10/2016 22:14:53 | 2538 | Status: Mathematics (2016 - September) |

07/10/2015 00:27:22 | 2057 | Status: Mathematics (2015 - September) |

07/10/2014 17:39:50 | 2103 | Status: Mathematics (2014 - September) |

16/10/2013 20:08:10 | 2258 | Status: Mathematics (2013 - September) |

28/10/2012 10:24:58 | 1960 | Status: Mathematics (2012 - September) |

18/10/2011 19:10:34 | 1580 | Status: Mathematics (2011 - September) |

06/07/2011 23:13:55 | 1793 | Status: Mathematics (2011 - June) |

04/04/2011 00:41:46 | 1517 | Status: Mathematics (2011 - March) |

24/01/2011 22:09:07 | 1622 | Status: Mathematics (2010 - December) |

18/12/2010 19:58:05 | 1990 | Status: Mathematics (2010 - September) |

Note last updated | Reference for this Topic | Parent Topic |
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06/01/2019 23:36:58 | 517 (Status: Mathematics (2018 - December + Ongoing)) | Status: Summary (2018 - December) |

Carthusians - Main Text | Status: Summary Task List (2019: January - February) |

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