Archive for July 3rd, 2006

I spent part of last night thinking about the scaling of muffins. If you have a recipe for one muffin of characteristic size r, you can scale up the recipe to make a muffins of size r by scaling the volume of ingredients accordingly: instead of 1 egg, you put in a eggs, and instead […]

One of the more difficult parts of cooking for one’s self is the economics of scale. Despite all of the idea of having a free capitalist economy where competition drives prices down and quality up, it makes sense for certain industries to be dominated by a small number of firms. For example, it’s typical for […]