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When is a Pi not a Pi?

In this level-0 post celebrating Pi Day, we are talking all about circles in weird spaces! In particular, when is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter not equal to 3.14159(etc)? Ceci n’est pas une pi, as they say.

The Demons that Haunted Maxwell

In this level-0 post, we take a look at some interesting thought experiments in thermodynamics, in particular the various incarnations of Maxwell’s demon. These were constructed as possible ways to subvert the second law of thermodynamics, and here we will talk about why they don’t.

There’s Something About Gamma

In this level-1 post, we take a closer look at Euler’s generalization of the factorial, and see how it makes sense even when it blows up.

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