(Text as at 10/10/2019 23:58:34)

(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 15 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 57.5% of the planned effort. Overall, 0.6% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
- I only planned a very little time on this project this year and – and only achieved about half that – but at least some of it was on real mathematics or mathematically-related subjects.
- In particular:-

→ "Feynman (Richard), Leighton (Robert B.) & Sands (Matthew) - The Feynman Lectures on Physics - Vol I"

→ "Polya (George) & Kilpatrick (Jeremy) - The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions"

→ "UKMT, du Sautoy (Marcus) - The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge"

→ "Wilmott (Paul) - Machine Learning: An Applied Mathematics Introduction" __YTD Activity___{1}

(Total Hours = 15)__Mathematics__**Mathematics - Reading / Writing**(Total Hours = 13)- "Feynman (Richard), Leighton (Robert B.) & Sands (Matthew) - The Feynman Lectures on Physics - Vol I" (6.25 hours)
- "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" (1.25 hours)
- "Von Neumann (John) - The Mathematician" (1.75 hours)
- "Wilmott (Paul) - Machine Learning: An Applied Mathematics Introduction" (2 hours)

**Mathematics - Admin**(Total Hours = 2)- 18Q3 Status Reports (0.75 hours)
- 18Q4 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
- 19Q1 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
- 19Q2 Status Reports (0.25 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (2 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.

- Because of the need to focus on higher-priority projects, it is not possible to schedule much time on this project, but I have put down 1 hour / week as part of an over-stretched budget. We’ll see how it goes.
- So, if I do find the time, I’ll be looking into:-
- Aeon: Read papers as they arise.
- "Feynman (Richard), Leighton (Robert B.) & Sands (Matthew) - The Feynman Lectures on Physics - Vol I": Read.
- "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics": Browse.
- "Polya (George), Stewart (Ian) - How to Solve IT: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method": Read.
- Try the puzzles in

→ "Polya (George) & Kilpatrick (Jeremy) - The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions", and

→ "UKMT, du Sautoy (Marcus) - The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge". - "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics": Complete reading.
- "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising": Analyze.
- "Wilmott (Paul) - Machine Learning: An Applied Mathematics Introduction": Read.

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

- As this project is substantially inactive, I don’t update the text quarterly as for the active projects, but only at the end of the academic year.
- Hence, the YTD Activity is to make the end-year 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 |

14/07/2019 20:29:46 | 3503 | Status: Mathematics (2019 - June) |

05/04/2019 10:36:29 | 3558 | Status: Mathematics (2019 - March) |

06/01/2019 23:36:58 | 3439 | Status: Mathematics (2018 - December) |

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) |

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10/10/2019 23:58:34 | 517 (Status: Mathematics (2019 - September)) | Status: Summary (2019 - September) |

Carthusians - Main Text | Status: Summary Task List (2019: October - November) |

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