<!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 (2016 - September) (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 (2016 - September)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 14/10/2016 22:14:53)<br><br>(For other versions of this Note, see the <a href="#LiveVersion">tables at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><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><B><U>Project Status, end-September 2016</B></U> <ol type="1"><li>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. </li><li>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. </li><li>Admin aside, this time was divided fairly evenly between:- <ul type="disc"><li><a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2052.htm">Hamilton (Lawrence) - Modern Data Analysis: A First Course in Applied Statistics</A>", and</li><li><a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2730.htm">Kelsey (Hugh) & Glauert (Michael) - Bridge Odds for Practical Players</A>". </li></ul> </li></ol><BR><B><U>Plans for the 2016/17 Academic Year</B></U> <ul type="disc"><li>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 <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975_42657927.htm">Summary_Task_List</A><SUP>1</SUP>, and I do not intend to produce any more editions of this report until this time next year.</li><li>To keep the project ticking over <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_517_2">I may continue with</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_517_2"></A> the following, as background activities:- <ol type="1"><li>Browse <a name="4"></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><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_517_3">Study</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_517_3"></A> <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2052.htm">Hamilton (Lawrence) - Modern Data Analysis: A First Course in Applied Statistics</A>".</li><li>Complete reading <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_62.htm">Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics</A>", and</li><li>Continue reading <a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3827.htm">MacKinnon (Robert F.) - Bridge, Probability & Information</A>". </li></ol> </li></ul><BR><B><U>Mathematical Resources</B></U><BR><BR>Naturally, I have a substantial collection of mathematics <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_517_4">books</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_517_4"></A>. They are accessible via & <A HREF="../../BookCatalogCategorised_Top_15.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>.</P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_517_2"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_517_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: This has been a vain hope for some years now!<a name="On-Page_Link_517_3"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_517_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: 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.<a name="On-Page_Link_517_4"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_517_4"><B>Footnote 4</A></B></U>: 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="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_561.htm">brief sojourn with the Carthusians</a>. <BR> <a name="LiveVersion"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Live Version of this Archived Note</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">17/08/2018 17:35:31</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3235</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517.htm">Status: Mathematics (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 42)</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">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> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/08/2010 07:10:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4256</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40394299.htm">Status: Mathematics (2010 - July)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/06/2010 20:31:12</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4361</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_517_40338855.htm">Status: Mathematics (2010 - May)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">This version updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">517 (Status: Mathematics (2016 - September))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE><br><hr><br> <h3>Summary of Notes Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_975_42657927.htm">Status: Summary Task List (2016: July - September)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">.</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">.</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">.</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">.</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above (if any).</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1253_42999007.htm#8">Aeon Papers - 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