<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Mathematics (2018 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Mathematics (2018 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Work In Progress: output at 01/08/2018 03:29:05)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><center><b>The text of this report  apart from some statistics  hasn t been changed since end September 2017 as this project is in abeyance. This report is generated automatically. </b></center><BR><BR><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>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. </li><li>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. </li><li>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.</li></ul><BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=08 --> <B><U>Summary of Progress during 17Q4 - 18Q3</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I have spent 13 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 100% of the planned effort. Overall, 1% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.<!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li><b><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_517_1">YTD Activity</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_517_1"></A></b> <BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=12 --> <b><u>Mathematics</u></b> (Total Hours = 12.5)<ol type="I"><li><b>Mathematics - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 10.5)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22786.htm">Ball (Philip) - Our number s up</A>" (1.5 hours)</li><li>Checking Julie's Deferred State Pension (0.25 hours)</li><li>Comparing Equity Release alternatives (1.75 hours)</li><li>Comparing Repayment Mortgage alternatives (2 hours)</li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_727.htm">Dehaene (Stanislas) - The Number Sense - How the Mind Creates Mathematics</A>" (0.75 hours)</li><li>Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre) - Introduction (0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_16/PaperSummary_16615.htm">Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre) - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics: Preface</A>" (0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6593.htm">Nasar (Sylvia) - A Beautiful Mind</A>" (0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23040.htm">Nasar (Sylvia) - The Essential John Nash: Introduction</A>" (0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22835.htm">Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising</A>" (2 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Mathematics - Admin</b> (Total Hours = 2)<ul type="disc"><li>17Q3 Status Reports (1.25 hours)</li><li>18Q2 Status Reports (0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22729.htm">Brilliant - brilliant.org</A>" (0.25 hours)</li></ul></ol><br><!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li>Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>2</SUP>. </li></ol><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future</B></U>: <!-- FUNCTOR_ID=09 --> <ol type="I"><li>Read papers from <em>Aeon</em> as they arise. </li><li>Browse <a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4067.htm">Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics</A>",</li><li>Complete reading <a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_62.htm">Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics</A>". </li></ol><!-- FUNCTOR_END --><BR><B><U>Mathematical Resources</B></U> <ul type="disc"><li>Naturally, I have a substantial collection of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_517_3">mathematics books</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_517_3"></A>. </li></ul></P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_517_1"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_517_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>As this project is substantially inactive, I don t update the text between quarters other than at the end of the academic year. </li><li>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. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_517_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_517_3"><B>Footnote 3</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>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 <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_561.htm">brief sojourn with the Carthusians</a>. </li><li>Rather, I found them going cheap in bulk at a local second-hand bookshop. </li><li>They are accessible via & <A HREF="../../BookCatalogCategorised_Top_15.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>. </li></ul></center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_517_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 44)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2712</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_43017976.htm">Status: Mathematics (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2538</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_42657927.htm">Status: Mathematics (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2057</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_42284019.htm">Status: Mathematics (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2014 17:39:50</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2103</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_41919736.htm">Status: Mathematics (2014 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">16/10/2013 20:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2258</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_41563839.htm">Status: Mathematics (2013 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">28/10/2012 10:24:58</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2158</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_41210434.htm">Status: Mathematics (2012 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">18/10/2011 19:10:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1580</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40834799.htm">Status: Mathematics (2011 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">06/07/2011 23:13:55</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1793</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40730968.htm">Status: Mathematics (2011 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/04/2011 00:41:46</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1517</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40637029.htm">Status: Mathematics (2011 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">24/01/2011 22:09:07</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1622</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40567923.htm">Status: Mathematics (2010 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">18/12/2010 19:58:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1990</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40530832.htm">Status: Mathematics (2010 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">06/09/2010 10:48:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4716</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40427450.htm">Status: Mathematics (2010 - August)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">01/08/2018 03:29:07</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">517 (Status: Mathematics (2018 - June))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_561.htm"><span title="High Quality">Carthusians - Main Text</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_975.htm"><span title="High Quality">Status: Summary Task List (2018: July)</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1253.htm#8"><span title="Plug Note - 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