Why π is in the normal distribution (beyond integral tricks)

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Here we look at classic proof explaining the pi in a Gaussian distribution, originally due to Poisson, which is just wildly fun to animate. On its own the proof feels out of the blue, so we also delve into the Herschel-Maxwell derivation for where a Gaussian comes from in the first place, and how it makes the famous proof much more reasonable.

## Why π is in the normal distribution (beyond integral tricks)

## Why π is in the normal distribution (beyond…

## Why π is in the normal distribution (beyond integral tricks)

Here we look at classic proof explaining the pi in a Gaussian distribution, originally due to Poisson, which is just wildly fun to animate. On its own the proof feels out of the blue, so we also delve into the Herschel-Maxwell derivation for where a Gaussian comes from in the first place, and how it makes the famous proof much more reasonable.