Friday, 1 April 2016

The most beautiful of all

Supplementary material

Euler's identity is an equation that links five massively important mathematical constants, and it has been called "the most beautiful theorem in mathematics".

My own maths skills are very limited, but still... this equation does look like an all-star team of cosmically-important constants.

e is the base of natural logarithms. It is an irrational number (2.718281828459...)

i is an imaginary number corresponding to the square root of -1.

π is the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter. Like e, it is irrational and is equal to 3,14159265358979...)

0 is known by everyone... Is there anyone doubting the importance of zero as a concept?

As for 1, well... its very name should give a hint as to its significance!

I can't help think that a connection between π and e tells us something about something, and that it's very significant... I just wish I was smart enough to understand what!!!