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[38] Adam Butt, Jim Farmer, David Pitt and Michelle Salmona.
“A survey of actuarial graduates’ views on their education”
Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice. 2016 Volume 4. pp35-49

[37] Adam Butt, John Evans, Jim Farmer and David Pitt.
“A pilot survey of actuarial graduates’ views on their education”
Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice. 2014 Volume 1. pp63-75

[36] “Expected trials under the matching rounds problem”
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal. Volume 28 No 1. 2014. pp28-37.

[35] “Using Taylor's formula to compare compound and simple interest”
The Mathematical Gazette. Volume 97. No 538. March 2013. pp150-153.

[34] “Model fitting for predicted precipitation in Darwin: Some comments on model choice”
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal. Volume 24 No 2. 2010. pp6-12.

[33] “Understanding statistical variation: a response to Sharma”
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal. Volume 22 No 1. 2008. pp59-62.

[32] “Moments of the accumulation of an annuity under independent identically distributed interest rates”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 2007/04. Macquarie University.

[31] “Misconceptions of randomness and expected sequential pairs in a permutation of integers”
The Mathematical Gazette. Volume 91. No 521. July 2007. pp246-248.

[30] “Some comments on effective interest rates on loans”
Reflections. Volume 31. No 4. November 2006. pp19-23.

[29] “The Percentage Conversion Myth”
Reflections. Volume 30. No 3. August 2005. pp14-16.

[28] “The volume of a torus using cylindrical and spherical coordinates”
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal. Volume 19 No 2. 2005. pp49-58.

[27] “Completion Rates of International Students Entering the Actuarial Program”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 2005/01. Macquarie University.

[26] “An Update on Life Insurance Company Web Sites”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 2003/05. Macquarie University.

[25] “Term Insurance Disclosure Issues”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 2003/04. Macquarie University.

[24] “Term Insurance in Australia”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 2003/03. Macquarie University.

[23] “Comments on Green’s number investigation from Reflections 26(3)”
Reflections. Volume 27. No 2. May 2002. pp48-49.

[22] “Some comments on ‘show that’ questions and circular arguments”
Reflections. Volume 27. No 2. May 2002. p1.

[21] “Increasing and Decreasing Annuities and Time Reversal”
Australian Actuarial Journal. Volume 7(1) 2001. pp247-250. (A heavily condensed version of [20].)

[20] “Increasing and Decreasing Annuities and Time Reversal”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 2000/02. Macquarie University.

[19] “Improving exam-marking efficiency and combatting assessment misconceptions”
Reflections. Volume 25. No 1. February 2000. pp30-33. (This article documents material presented by the author at the 1999 annual conference of the Mathematical Association of NSW.)

[18] “Solvency Testing in Australia”
Actuarial Communications. Journal of Actuarial Committee, Shanghai Insurance Institute. Volume 2(1). June 1999. pp18-19.

[17] “Refuting a proposed solution to the travelling salesperson’s dilemma”
Reflections. Volume 24. No 2. May 1999. pp40-41.

[16] “Content and Useability of Australian Life Insurance Companies’ Web Sites”
Australian Actuarial Journal. Volume 5(3) 1999. pp491-513. (A more developed version of [13].)

[15] “Requirements of Surrender Value Formulae”
Australian Actuarial Journal. Volume 5(2) 1999. pp293-317. (A more developed version of [12].)

[14] “Interest in interest”
The Skeptic. Volume 19 No 1. Autumn 1999. p66.

[13] “Content and Useability of Australian Life Insurance Companies’ Web Sites”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 1999/02. Macquarie University.

[12] “Requirements of Surrender Value Formulae”
Department of Actuarial Studies Research Paper Number 1999/01. Macquarie University.

[11] “A Survey of Macquarie University Students’ Home Computers”
Department of Actuarial Studies and Demography Research Paper Number 003/98. 1998. Macquarie University.

[10] “Analysis of Surplus: Mixing Realism with Conservatism”
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia Quarterly Journal. Sept 1997. pp11-24. (A more developed version of [9].)

[9] “A Modification of the Traditional Analysis of Surplus Formula”
Department of Actuarial Studies and Demography Research Paper Number 008/97. 1997. Macquarie University.

[8] “Loss Recognition Under the Margin on Services Reporting Technique”
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia Quarterly Journal. June 1996. pp37-50. (A more developed version of [7].)

[7] “Loss Recognition Under the Margin on Services Reporting Technique”
Department of Actuarial Studies and Demography Research Paper Number 008/96. 1996. Macquarie University.

[6] “Using the x <-> M Key to Perform the Euclidean Algorithm”
Reflections. Volume 21. No 2. May 1996. pp14-15.

[5] “Using Investment Earnings as the Profit Carrier”
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia Quarterly Journal. September 1995. pp76-90

[4] Jim Farmer and Leonie Tickle.
“A Note on Occupancy Probabilities in Multiple State Models”
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia Quarterly Journal. June 1995. pp36-39

[3] “Statistics”
The Skeptic. Volume 15 No 1. Autumn 1995. pp27,30.

[2] “The Unsettling Case of Proof by Contradiction and Paradoxes”
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal. Volume 8. No 2. 1994. pp21-22

[1] “Some Remarks on the Valuation of Fixed Interest Securities”
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia Quarterly Journal. June 1994. pp27-32

Letters

Apple Conspiracies. The Skeptic. Volume 33, No 1. March 2013. p61.