MATH: Beautiful Equations

Sometimes math gets a bad rap.

People see the form and the function, they see a bunch of numbers and squiggly lines, but they don’t necessarily see the poetry of it all.

It’s a good thing, then, that our friends at LiveScience have come up with this slideshow of the world’s most beautiful equations. They talked to physicists, astronomers, and mathematicians to find out what equations really moved them.

Did the Pythagorean Theorem make the cut? How about the theory of relativity? You’ll just have to see for yourself.

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