ojm on Recommended Reading IST: “Fair enough. BTW you can go beyond 'nilsquare' infinitesimals and more generally consider 'nilpotent' infinitesimals which amount to choosing some …” May 4, 20:54

Daniel Lakeland on What is a Gaussian?: “Thanks! It's interesting how people rediscover the same ideas in different contexts. ” May 4, 09:56

Corey on What is a Gaussian?: “So it turns out this is basically Khintchineâ€™s theorem for unimodality (described here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/214996/unimodal-distribution-as-a-product-with-a-uniform-variable ). ” May 4, 09:36

Daniel Lakeland on Recommended Reading IST: “Also I agree with you about the importance of numerical analysis and functional analysis in understanding the connections between algebra …” May 4, 08:59