The most elegant or beautiful equation, or in this case, set of equations, are Maxwell’s Equations.
This is by a vote by science type geeks who are into these kinds of things.
The second is Euler’s identity.
Euler’s identity is very tight, compact.
They contain symbols that most people are familiar with.
But Maxwell’s equations seem like they are written in alien language.
There are four of them.
Upside down triangles and a bunch of other incomprehensible gibberish.
Why are they voted as the best or most beautiful equations?
They describe the nature of light.
Or rather, electromagnetic radiation.
If you’re into equations as pop culture, there’s a famous T-shirt.
In The Beginning
On the top is says:
“And God said…”
Then there are Maxwell’s equations.
At the bottom it says:
“And the light was good.”
What do they describe, specifically?
The change in the electric field creates the change in magnetic field.
And the change in the magnetic field creates the change in electric field.
The ultimate chicken and egg paradox.
An egg creates a chicken.
The chicken creates another egg.
What the heck does this have to do with anything, other than philosophical discussions?
One way to live your life is by chasing short term pleasure.
This doesn’t necessarily mean bad things.
You could be content to work a job that is OK and pays the bills.
And on your time off, you do things that are enjoyable in the moment.
Like playing video games or sitting in the park and enjoying nature.
Simple And Stable
This doesn’t lead to any self fulfilling cycles.
It’s just work followed by leisure followed by work.
If you are lucky enough your job is in a growing industry.
So your job can take care of things like keeping up with competition, staying competitive.
So all you need to do is show up and do what you’re told.
This is an ideal lifestyle for many people.
Nothing wrong with it.
But some folks have dreams of a much better future.
This is where Maxwell’s equations come in.
The idea is to sacrifice a little short term pleasure for much more longer term success.
Like spending some of your free time learning marketable skills rather than enjoying things just for the sake of enjoying things.
If you do this long enough, this will create a much different kind of pleasure.
Where you look back a year or so, and compare that to now.
And you feel pretty good.
Then you extrapolate into the future.
And feel even better.
This creates a much deeper form of happiness.
The happiness is a byproduct of forward momentum.
The happiness that creates a desire for MORE forward momentum.
Just like chickens and eggs and electricity and magnetism.
They keep pushing each other forward in time.
Forward momentum creates happiness.
Happiness creates a desire for more forward momentum.
Which, of course, will create more happiness.
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