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- 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 23 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2021). That's 88.2% of the planned effort. Overall, 0.8% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
- Further details follow (for the latest Quarter: 22Q2):-
(Total Hours = 8.75)__Mathematics__**Mathematics - Reading / Writing**(Total Hours = 8.25)- "Aeon - Video - Einstein's twin paradox" (0.75 hours)
- Fuel Cost Investigations (6 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (6 hours) - "Padavic-Callaghan (Karmela) - Imaginary numbers are real" (1 hour)
- RPI / CPI Investigations (0.5 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (0.5 hours)

**Mathematics - Admin**(Total Hours = 0.5)- 22Q2 Status Reports (0.25 hours)
- 22Q3 Status Reports (0.25 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (0.5 hours)

- In 21Q4 and 22Q1 I scheduled 1 hour / week for this project, took a rest in 22Q1, and was resting again in 22Q3.
- Trying out Math Trainer ("Admin - Math Trainer") seems a bit eccentric, but I’ve found that – as the time has passed – I’ve got lazier and lazier with mental arithmetic, and could do with perking up a bit. The App seems of some use.

(Total Hours = 23)__Mathematics__**Mathematics - Reading / Writing**(Total Hours = 20.75)- "Admin - Math Trainer" (0.75 hours)
- "Aeon - Video - Einstein's twin paradox" (0.75 hours)
- Aeon: Video - Godel's Incompleteness Theorem (Comments; 0.75 hours)
- Aeon: Video - The story of zero: getting something from nothing (Comments; 0.25 hours)

→ See "Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: 2019+" (1 hour) - Becky's payroll questions (3.5 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (3.5 hours) - "Fudong (Numa) & Lang (Chris) - Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information" (5.5 hours)
- Fuel Cost Investigations (6 hours)
- Jack C on Bertrand's Paradox, Etc. (0.5 hours)
- Naomi's Mortgage Question (0.5 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (7 hours) - "Padavic-Callaghan (Karmela) - Imaginary numbers are real" (1 hour)
- RPI / CPI Investigations (0.5 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (0.5 hours) - "Spiegelhalter (David) - The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data" (0.75 hours)

**Mathematics - Admin**(Total Hours = 2.25)- 21Q3 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
- 21Q4 Status Reports (0.5 hours)
- 22Q1 Status Reports (0.75 hours)
- 22Q2 Status Reports (0.25 hours)
- 22Q3 Status Reports (0.25 hours)

→ See "Admin - Mathematics - Admin" (2.25 hours)

- As can be seen from the list above, this project remains mostly inactive. I spent some time on matters more or less loosely associated with this project, but nothing ‘core’.
- 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 realistically possible to schedule any time on this project. But – as is my standard practice – I’ve scheduled 1 hour / week for the first quarter of the new Academic Year. We’ll see how it goes.
- But, if I do find the time, I’ll be looking into:-
- "Admin - Math Trainer": Try out
- Aeon
^{3}: Read papers as they arise. - "Cummings (Jay) - Proofs: A Long-Form Mathematics Textbook": 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.
- "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics": Complete reading.
- "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising": Analyze.
- "Spiegelhalter (David) - The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data": 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".

- Naturally, I have a substantial collection of
__mathematics books___{4}.

- As this project is substantially inactive, I don’t usually update the text quarterly as for the active projects, but only at the end of the academic year.
- YTD figures and tasks are somewhat redundant at the end of the first Quarter, but it saves remembering to update the report in future quarters.
- However, while the Quarterly figures appear against that plan and are “as at” the end of the last Quarter, the YTD figures and tasks are as at the date of production of the report.
- The YTD Activity-list 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.

Date |
Length |
Title |

03/07/2022 01:29:17 | 5417 | Status: Mathematics (2022 - June) |

11/04/2022 00:01:26 | 5382 | Status: Mathematics (2022 - March) |

03/01/2022 23:58:34 | 4391 | Status: Mathematics (2021 - December) |

02/07/2021 20:32:38 | 5339 | Status: Mathematics (2021 - June) |

03/04/2021 19:58:05 | 4796 | Status: Mathematics (2021 - March) |

04/01/2021 19:40:48 | 5079 | Status: Mathematics (2020 - December) |

04/10/2020 00:27:22 | 5932 | Status: Mathematics (2020 - September) |

03/07/2020 22:09:07 | 6258 | Status: Mathematics (2020 - June) |

04/04/2020 00:14:24 | 4253 | Status: Mathematics (2020 - March) |

19/01/2020 23:41:17 | 4026 | Status: Mathematics (2019 - December) |

10/10/2019 23:58:34 | 3678 | Status: Mathematics (2019 - September) |

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

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