More number theory
As the previous post demonstrates, I'm a bit like John Derbyshire
. I love mathematics, but I'm not really very good at it. I'm a mathematician manqué. Don't get me wrong: I obtained a good degree in a highly mathematical subject from a very well-regarded university (2:1 Honours Physics, Imperial College, London, 1992), and a higher degree in Electronic Engineering (M.Sc., RF and Microwave Comms Engineering, Bradford, 1994). I have enough grasp of market microstructure theory
to be dangerous. But a mathematician I am not. And, oh God, I wish I were. My mathematical knowledge merely enables me to see how badly I suck at maths. If Newton saw further because he was standing on the shoulders of giants, I see further because I am a spider mite clinging to Newton's eyelash.