
My Articles
 LittleKnown Resolutions of WellKnown Paradoxes
 Discussion of several wellknown paradoxes whose correct resolutions are not well known. Gives the correct
resolutions. The paradoxes discussed are the Liar Paradox, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Newcomb’s Paradox, Is It
Rational to Vote?, and the Unexpected Hanging. Article written September 11, 2016.
 Ratings Central: Accurate,
Automated, Bayesian Table Tennis Ratings for Clubs, Leagues, Tournaments, and Organizations
 NESSIS (New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports), September 24, 2011.
Program,
Abstract,
Presentations,
Photos,
Videos.
 Ratings Central: Accurate, Automated,
Bayesian Table Tennis Ratings for Clubs, Leagues, Tournaments, and Organizations
 Joint Statistical Meetings, July 30–August 4, 2011.
Session,
Abstract.
 New TableTennis Rating
System
 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician), 2001, vol. 50, part 2, pp. 191208.
 NÖTTV
Interview with David Marcus
 June 17, 2010.
 Behind the Scenes at the TOC
 What happened at the Tournaments of Champions (TOC), June 8, 1990—June 17, 1990. The TOC consisted
of the Fifth World Veterans Championships, the 1990 U.S. Open, and the International Junior Championships.
Article written August 21, 1990, and published in the USATT magazine that year.
 Does it Matter Who Serves First?
 Is there an actual (not psychological) advantage to serving first in table tennis as there is in some
sports?
 Comparison of 11Point and 21Point Match Formats
 Which 11pointgame match formats correspond to which 21pointgame match formats?
 Giving Byes to Top Seeds Is Unfair
 The ITTF rule on how to place byes in a singleelimination event can favor a lowerseeded player
over a higherseeded player.
 Fundamental Table Tennis Geometry
 A discussion of basic footwork.
 eLetter to the Editor on
the news article Quantum weirdness confirmed by Adrian Cho
 News article: Science Magazine, vol. 350, issue 6267, Dec. 18, 2015, p. 1463; requires subscription to
access on website. eLetter published Deb. 19, 2016; can be accessed without subscription on Science Magazine
website.
 Letter to the Editor on Bell’s Theorem and the Demise of
Local Reality by Stephen McAdam
 The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 111, no. 5, May 2004, pp. 456–457.
 Dispensing with the Philosophical Baggage of Traditional
Quantum Mechanics
 Letter to the Editor, SIAM News, vol. 36, no. 4, May 2003, p. 6.
 Prisoner’s Dilemma
 Letter to the Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 51, no. 7, August 2004, p.
735.
Articles by Other People
 Devil to Play
 Denver Tennis Club’s 4.5 men’s team.
 What Is the Correct Way to Seed a Knockout
Tournament?
 The American Mathematical Monthly, February 2000.
 The Nurturing Parent
 6 Ways to Make Your Child Happy (and why they work).
 When Failure is
Not an Option
 Some organizations seem to have purged “human error”, operating highly complex and hazardous
technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it? Technology Review, July 1997.
Proverbs
 Sturgeon’s Law: Ninety percent of
everything is crap.
 Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute
to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
 The sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up. —generally attributed to Steven
Wright
 A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself.
The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction. —Leo Tolstoy
Interesting Chess Problems
Links
 In Search of Mathematical Miracles
 Bible Codes

The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
 Biographies of mathematicians and lots of other stuff
 Chance
 The aim of Chance is to make students more informed, and critical, readers of current news that uses
probability and statistics

