Beautiful Math Equation Visualization

Mathematics has changed the course of human history countless times. It’s easy to forget how much of what we see every day can be described by a series of symbols and relationships.

A video titled “Beauty of Mathematics” from Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux shows exactly how true that is. On the left, you see the equation itself, in the middle, a diagram of what’s happening in real time, and on the right, how things look in the real world.

It shows how math reveals everything from the very simple – like how probability determines how likely it is that you’ll roll a two and a four during a game of backgammon.


Mathematics can derive the equations of motion that can model a spinning top – how fast it needs to go, and the topping point for when it will wobble out of control:


Math can describe how a lens of a given size and proportion will magnify something at different distances.


Maxwell’s equations help describe how electromagnetism and a compass work.


And math is the reason a series of ones and zeros can end up on your screen as what you’re reading right now.


The video opens with a quote from Bertrand Russell that just about sums things up:

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.”

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