(Text as at 09/10/2017 23:25:26)

(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 didn’t plan to spend any time during the 2016/17 academic year, and in fact spent 4.5 hours as given below.
- Several items were papers from
*Aeon*.

**Mathematics - Reading / Writing**- "Franklin (James) - The mathematical world" (1 hour)
- "Kelsey (Hugh) & Glauert (Michael) - Bridge Odds for Practical Players" (1.5 hours)
- "Moore (Adrian W.) - Inﬁnity and beyond" (0.25 hours)
- "Watson (G.N.) - Theory of Bessell Functions" (0.25 hours)
- "Wertheim (Margaret) - How to Play Mathematics" (1 hour)

**Mathematics - Admin**- 3Q16 Status Reports (0.5 hours)

- To provide focus for higher priority projects, I sadly can’t plan to spend much time on this project in the near future, but have allocated 1 hour / week. Actions will feature on the Summary Task List
^{1}, and I do not intend to produce any more editions of this report until this time next year. - To keep the project ticking over
__I may continue with___{2}the following, as background activities:-- Read papers from
*Aeon*as they arise. - Take a look at "Brilliant - brilliant.org".
- Browse "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics",
__Study___{3}"Hamilton (Lawrence) - Modern Data Analysis: A First Course in Applied Statistics", and- Complete reading "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics".

- Read papers from

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

- This has been a vain hope for some years now!

- As noted above, a decent knowledge of statistics is essential to many of my projects, so I ought to get back into it. This is a gentle introduction.

- 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 |

14/10/2016 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) |

04/08/2010 07:10:34 | 4256 | Status: Mathematics (2010 - July) |

Note last updated | Reference for this Topic | Parent Topic |
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09/10/2017 23:25:26 | 517 (Status: Mathematics (2017 - September)) | Status: Summary (2017 - September) |

Carthusians - Main Text | Status: Summary Task List (2017: October) |

To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.

Aeon Papers - Summary Document | Status: Summary (2017 - September), 2 | Status: Summary Task List (2017: October) |

To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.

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