# The 7 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

Mathematical equations are, no doubt, useful but several are
quite beautiful. And many scientists confess they are often fond of specific
formulas not just for their purpose, but for their arrangement, and the humble,
poetic truths they comprise. Here are 7 of the the world's most beautiful equations.

__General relativity__
The equation below was presented by Einstein as part of his revolutionary
general theory of relativity in 1915. The theory transformed how researchers
understood gravity by labelling the force as a bending of the fabric of space
and time. Astrophysicist Mario Livio from Space Telescope Science Institute says
"It is still amazing to me that one such mathematical equation can describe
what space-time is all about. All of Einstein's true genius is embodied in this
equation."

Livio explained "The right-hand side of this equation
describes the energy contents of our universe (including the 'dark energy' that
propels the current cosmic acceleration). The left-hand side describes the
geometry of space-time. The equality reflects the fact that in Einstein's
general relativity, mass and energy determine the geometry, and concomitantly
the curvature, which is a manifestation of what we call gravity."

__The Standard model__
Another of physics' ruling theories, the standard model defines
the assembly of fundamental particles presently thought to make up our known universe.
The theory can be summarized in a core equation called the standard model
Lagrangian (which was named after the 18th-century French theoretician and
astronomer Joseph Louis Lagrange), which was selected by theoretical physicist
Lance Dixon of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California as his much
loved formula. The standard model theory has not yet, though, been combined
with general relativity, which is why it cannot define gravity.

__Calculus__
The fundamental theorem of calculus is the backbone of the
mathematical method called as calculus, and connects its two core ideas, the notion
of the integral and the conception of the derivative.

Melkana Brakalova-Trevithick, director of the math department
at Fordham University, who picked this equation as her favorite, said "In
simple words, [it] says that the net variation of a plane and continuous
quantity, for example a distance travelled, over a given time interval (i.e.
the change in the values of the quantity at the end points of the time
interval) is equivalent to the integral of the rate of change of that quantity,
that is the integral of the velocity. The fundamental theorem of calculus (FTC)
lets us to conclude the net change over an interval based on the rate of change
over the entire interval."

__Pythagorean Theorem__
An "oldie but goodie" equation is the well-known
Pythagorean theorem, which every single beginning geometry student studies. This
formula defines how, for any right-angled triangle, the square of the length of
the hypotenuse (the lengthiest side of a right triangle) equals the sum of the
squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

Mathematician Daina Taimina of Cornell University said "The
very first mathematical fact that amazed me was Pythagorean theorem. I was a
child then and it seemed to me so amazing that it works in geometry and it
works with numbers!"

__Euler's equation__
This simple formula summarizes somewhat pure about the nature
of spheres. Colin Adams, a mathematician at Williams College in Massachusetts,
said "It says that if you cut the surface of a sphere up into faces, edges
and vertices, and let F be the number of faces, E the number of edges and V the
number of vertices, you will always get V – E + F = 2,"

Adams explained "So, for example, take a tetrahedron,
consisting of four triangles, six edges and four vertices. If you blew hard
into a tetrahedron with flexible faces, you could round it off into a sphere,
so in that sense, a sphere can be cut into four faces, six edges and four
vertices. And we see that V – E + F = 2. Same holds for a pyramid with five
faces — four triangular, and one square — eight edges and five vertices,"
and any other combination of faces, edges and vertices.

Adams said "A very cool fact! The combinatorics of the
vertices, edges and faces is capturing something very fundamental about the
shape of a sphere,"

__Special relativity__
Einstein’s equation of special relativity defines how time and
space aren't absolute concepts, but pretty much relative liable on the speed of
the observer. The below above displays how time expands, or slows down, the
faster a person is moving in any direction.

Bill Murray, a particle physicist at the CERN laboratory in
Geneva, said "The point is it's really very simple. There is nothing there
an A-level student cannot do, no complex derivatives and trace algebras. But
what it embodies is a whole new way of looking at the world, a whole attitude
to reality and our relationship to it. Suddenly, the rigid unchanging cosmos is
swept away and replaced with a personal world, related to what you observe. You
move from being outside the universe, looking down, to one of the components
inside it. But the concepts and the maths can be grasped by anyone that wants
to."

__1 = 0.999999999….__
This simple equation, according to which the quantity 0.999, with
an infinite string of nines, is equal to one, is the favorite of mathematician
Steven Strogatz of Cornell University. Strogatz said "I love how simple it
is — everyone understands what it says — yet how provocative it is. Many people don't believe it could be true.
It's also beautifully balanced. The left side represents the beginning of
mathematics; the right side represents the mysteries of infinity."

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The 7 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations
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Euerler's identity it's the most beutiful, where is it? :c

ReplyDeleteI always enjoyed 1 + 1 = 3

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