Monthly Archives: August 2008

A Cleaner Gaussian Distribution

The problem with the Gaussian distribution is that the normalization constant is too complicated. I admit it really isn’t particularly complicated, but in its many forms– multivariate, conditional, CDF, etc. these things continue to cause annoyance.  In particular, I am … Continue reading

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Quantum Mechanics

This “diavlog” is fascinating.  They discuss the meaning of quantum mechanics, and how that relates to the issue of what a “measurement” is, and how that relates to what “consciousness” is. I like this site’s trick of speeding up the … Continue reading

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