Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Elegant Math

This is one of the hardest concepts to explain to non-scientists. You see strange mathematical squiggles, I see five lines of thermodynamic equations that are a recipe for a neutron star. One flowing to the other with grace, economy, and completeness. Elegance.

This is the closest I can come to an example. Fractals are math, pure and simple. And yet they are beautiful in a way anyone can understand. I love 'em.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ORganic chemists don't do hard math. We hates it. We'll do it to get the degree, but after that we don't even want to see a matrix or need to find eigen vectors. Ever.
Phyicists. Can't do chemistry with 'em, can't do it without 'em either.

10:52 AM, April 29, 2005  

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