Do you have a favourite equation? Peter Alfeld of The University of Utah has a collection he thinks are important or intriguing. My personal favourite, Euler’s identity, is his first on the list.
eiπ = -1
For more on beautiful equations try the 17 equations that changed the world on the World Economic Forum where for each equation we have the following information:
- What does it mean?
- Modern use
Or from BBC Earth, have a look at “What is the most beautiful equation?”
For UK school age students note the famous equation poster contest from the excellent Maths Careers site. This competition closes on Friday 8th June; winners in each age group will win an Android tablet. There will also be five ‘highly commended’ certificates awarded in each group.