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Physics

  • 17 Apr 2021   The Schrödinger equation on the cheap
  • 19 Feb 2021   Why does E = mc²?
  • 12 Feb 2021   The statistical basis of Fermi estimates
  • 08 Feb 2021   Reductionism, order and patterns
  • 06 Feb 2021   Binomial party tricks
  • 05 Feb 2021   A simplicial generalisation of the Bloch ball
  • 28 Jan 2021   Turning a thermometer into a sundial
  • 20 Jan 2021   Dicing with chaos
  • 31 Dec 2020   Why is the sky blue?
  • 27 Dec 2020   The shower curtain effect
  • 13 Dec 2020   Hairy shadows
  • 28 Nov 2020   The continually interesting exponential
  • 03 Nov 2020   Asymmetric dice are unfair
  • 25 Oct 2020   A HyperLaunch oompoc
  • 23 Oct 2020   Uncertainty and virtual particles
  • 21 Oct 2020   The battle of the bulge
  • 16 Oct 2020   Hacking Kepler's problem
  • 07 Oct 2020   Parallel axes and wise crowds
  • 02 Oct 2020   Why is quantum gravity hard?
  • 09 Aug 2020   The Bloch sphere and Hopf fibrations
  • 06 Aug 2020   An equinoctial experiment
  • 08 Jul 2020   Solipsism and emergent time
  • 06 Apr 2020   A hacker's guide to the Chandrasekhar limit
  • 24 Feb 2020   Hacking physics from the back of a napkin
  • 13 Aug 2019   Zeta regularisation voodoo
  • 29 Jul 2019   The endless present
  • 28 Jul 2019   Imaginary time and black holes
  • 17 Aug 2018   Inverted pendulums
  • 31 Aug 2015   Black hole thermodynamics
  • 30 Apr 2015   Pedagogy, polylogarithms and particles
  • Mathematics

  • 23 Mar 2021   Indescribably boring numbers
  • 13 Mar 2021   Taking half a derivative
  • 19 Feb 2021   Why does E = mc²?
  • 12 Feb 2021   The statistical basis of Fermi estimates
  • 08 Feb 2021   Reductionism, order and patterns
  • 06 Feb 2021   Binomial party tricks
  • 28 Jan 2021   Turning a thermometer into a sundial
  • 26 Jan 2021   A simple proof of the bus paradox
  • 26 Jan 2021   Cashing a blank check
  • 22 Jan 2021   Integrals from pyramids
  • 20 Jan 2021   Dicing with chaos
  • 10 Jan 2021   Generalising Spot It!
  • 05 Jan 2021   Sublets: a road trip game
  • 03 Jan 2021   Central limits for unlike variables
  • 03 Nov 2020   Asymmetric dice are unfair
  • 07 Oct 2020   Parallel axes and wise crowds
  • 09 Aug 2020   The Bloch sphere and Hopf fibrations
  • 06 Aug 2020   An equinoctial experiment
  • 06 Jul 2020   From straight lines to random fractals
  • 13 Aug 2019   Zeta regularisation voodoo
  • 30 Sep 2018   Partition identities in Haskell
  • 08 Sep 2018   The geometry of coin flips
  • 17 Aug 2018   Inverted pendulums
  • 14 Dec 2017   Incompleteness and provability logic
  • 30 Nov 2017   Replicators and Fisher's Fundamental Theorem
  • 30 Sep 2015   Partitions, pentagons and products
  • 23 Aug 2015   Sums of squares and normed algebras
  • 31 May 2015   Cumulants from Möbius inversion
  • 17 May 2015   The functional equation for Riemann's zeta
  • 30 Apr 2015   Pedagogy, polylogarithms and particles
  • 01 Apr 2015   Summing the natural numbers
  • 15 Apr 2014   Shifted Gaussians and Hermite functions
  • Statistics and Probability

  • 12 Feb 2021   The statistical basis of Fermi estimates
  • 26 Jan 2021   A simple proof of the bus paradox
  • 26 Jan 2021   Cashing a blank check
  • 20 Jan 2021   Dicing with chaos
  • 03 Jan 2021   Central limits for unlike variables
  • 03 Nov 2020   Asymmetric dice are unfair
  • 07 Oct 2020   Parallel axes and wise crowds
  • 08 Sep 2018   The geometry of coin flips
  • 31 May 2015   Cumulants from Möbius inversion
  • Philosophy

  • 08 Feb 2021   Reductionism, order and patterns
  • 15 Jan 2021   Eternal recurrence and brainjam
  • 08 Jul 2020   Language, cognition and alien math (Part I)
  • 08 Jul 2020   Solipsism and emergent time
  • 29 Jul 2019   The endless present
  • 14 Dec 2017   Incompleteness and provability logic
  • 11 Aug 2017   Cigarettes, hard labour and a box full of money
  • Hacks

  • 17 Apr 2021   The Schrödinger equation on the cheap
  • 19 Feb 2021   Why does E = mc²?
  • 12 Feb 2021   The statistical basis of Fermi estimates
  • 03 Jan 2021   Central limits for unlike variables
  • 23 Dec 2020   From noodles to woodles
  • 28 Nov 2020   The continually interesting exponential
  • 21 Oct 2020   The battle of the bulge
  • 16 Oct 2020   Hacking Kepler's problem
  • 02 Oct 2020   Why is quantum gravity hard?
  • 06 Aug 2020   An equinoctial experiment
  • 06 Apr 2020   A hacker's guide to the Chandrasekhar limit
  • 24 Feb 2020   Hacking physics from the back of a napkin
  • 04 Sep 2019   The scrubland manifesto
  • Everyday

  • 28 Jan 2021   Turning a thermometer into a sundial
  • 26 Jan 2021   A simple proof of the bus paradox
  • 26 Jan 2021   Cashing a blank check
  • 20 Jan 2021   Dicing with chaos
  • 31 Dec 2020   Why is the sky blue?
  • 27 Dec 2020   Pairing random socks
  • 27 Dec 2020   The shower curtain effect
  • 13 Dec 2020   Hairy shadows