(Text as at 10/10/2018 16:43:41)

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

__Rationale for this Project__

- 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 have spent 19 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 146% of the planned effort. Overall, 1% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
- Very little time spent on this project this year and – as noted above – none of it is real mathematics.
- It was interesting to come across Alan Macfarlane’s interviews with
__Ken Moody and his wife, Jean Bacon___{1}. __YTD Activity___{2}

(Total Hours = 18.5)__Mathematics__**Mathematics - Reading / Writing**(Total Hours = 11)- "Ball (Philip) - Our number’s up" (1.5 hours)
- Checking Julie's Deferred State Pension (0.25 hours)
- Comparing Equity Release alternatives (1.75 hours)
- Comparing Repayment Mortgage alternatives (2 hours)
- "Dehaene (Stanislas) - The Number Sense - How the Mind Creates Mathematics" (0.75 hours)
- Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre) - Introduction (0.75 hours)
- "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre) - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics: Preface" (0.5 hours)
- "Nasar (Sylvia) - A Beautiful Mind" (0.75 hours)
- "Nasar (Sylvia) - The Essential John Nash: Introduction" (0.25 hours)
- New Scientist Article on Riemann Hypothesis: Wikipedia: Riemann Hypothesis & New Scientist: Michael Atiyah & Riemann Hypothesis (0.5 hours)
- "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising" (2 hours)

**Mathematics - Admin**(Total Hours = 7.5)- 17Q3 Status Reports (1.25 hours)
- 18Q2 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
- "Brilliant - brilliant.org" (0.25 hours)
- "Macfarlane (Alan) - Jean Bacon interviewed by Alan Macfarlane 16th September 2008" (1.5 hours)
- "Macfarlane (Alan) - Ken Moody interviewed by Alan Macfarlane 17th August 2008" (4 hours)

- Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List
^{3}.

- 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",
- 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___{4}.

- Ken Moody was Director of Studies in Mathematics at King’s when I was there, and for long thereafter.
- I ran into the two of them in King’s at the tea prior to the 45th anniversary reunion for year 1973.
- As an ice-breaker, I introduced myself as Ken’s worst-ever student. After saying there would have been a lot of competition, he agreed rather too readily, I thought.
- So, the conversation got nowhere and Bob Richmond took over.
- I did, however, have a quick chat with Jean about the interviews, which she was surprised to have been 10 years past.

- 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 |

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 | 2158 | 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) |

06/09/2010 10:48:00 | 4716 | Status: Mathematics (2010 - August) |

Note last updated | Reference for this Topic | Parent Topic |
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10/10/2018 16:43:41 | 517 (Status: Mathematics (2018 - September)) | Status: Summary (2018 - September) |

Carthusians - Main Text | Status: Summary Task List (2018: October) |

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Aeon Papers - Summary Document | Status: Summary (2018 - September), 2 | Status: Summary Task List (2018: October) | Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 18Q4 - 18Q4) |

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