(Text as at 14/10/2016 22:14:53)

(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.

- During the 2015/16 academic year, I planned to spend an hour a week in the first three quarters, though nothing in the final quarter. However I did next to nothing throughout the year.
- Consequently, I spent 8 hours in the 2015/16 academic year on this project. That’s 19% of the planned effort. Overall, about 0.3% of my Project effort in the Year was directed towards this project as against 2% planned.
- Admin aside, this time was divided fairly evenly between:-

- To provide focus for higher priority projects, I do not plan to spend any time on this project in the near future. 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:-- 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".- Complete reading "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics", and
- Continue reading "MacKinnon (Robert F.) - Bridge, Probability & Information".

Naturally, I have a substantial collection of mathematics

- Follow (this link) for level 0.

Date |
Length |
Title |

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) |

09/06/2010 20:31:12 | 4470 | Status: Mathematics (2010 - May) |

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14/10/2016 22:14:53 | 517 (Status: Mathematics (2016 - September)) | Status: Summary (2017 - June) |

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

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Status: Summary (2017 - June), 2 | Status: Summary Task List (2017: July - August) |

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