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## The World's Most Beautiful Equations?137

music4l numb3rs asks: "'An exhibition of the world's most beautiful equations...and some of the ugliest ones too' is how the artist Justin Mullins describes his upcoming show in London. He's exhibiting a number of old favourites such as Maxwell's equations and Euler's relation plus some I've not come across such as entanglement. As for ugliness, he points to the four color theorem. My question to contemplate over the holiday period is: what do Slashdot readers think are the most beautiful equations, and the most ugly ones too?"
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## The World's Most Beautiful Equations?

• #### Obligatory bad chat-up line equation (Score:3, Funny)

<(moc.liamg) (ta) (orstacledif)> on Monday December 26, 2005 @06:51PM (#14341833) Journal
First thing that sprang into my head when I read the title , those horrible old chat up lines such as :
Me + you = one beautiful equation
Me + you =meyou(Meow)

• #### Best Equation? (Score:2, Funny)

on Monday December 26, 2005 @07:05PM (#14341891) Homepage
Man + woman = baby.
• #### Mine (Score:5, Funny)

on Monday December 26, 2005 @07:37PM (#14342014)
1 = 2

wait
• #### Re:Einstein was onto something... (Score:5, Funny)

on Monday December 26, 2005 @08:13PM (#14342130)
The Microsoft Equation:

\$ = (size of lie x price of product x number of suckers x number of PCs x number of years of great products) - (cost of legal defense + cost of penalties + cost of political contributions + cost of Bill's house + cost of Indian programming labor) + K,

where K = a factor I shall explain but you have to pay me first.

• #### The most beautiful equation (Score:2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26, 2005 @08:28PM (#14342186)
Subtract the clothes
Divide the legs
Multiply
• #### Girls are Evil (Score:5, Funny)

on Monday December 26, 2005 @08:37PM (#14342224) Homepage
A proof more than a formula:

We all know that girls require time and money, so
Girls = Time x Money

We also know that time is money, so
Time = Money

Therefore,
Girls = Money x Money = Money ^ 2

Furthermore, it is commonly known that money is the root of all evil, so
Money = sqrt(Evil)

Therefore,
Girls = (sqrt(Evil))^2 = Evil

Hence,
Girls = Evil
• #### When I posted this there were 42 comments (Score:4, Funny)

on Monday December 26, 2005 @08:51PM (#14342267) Journal
42

I win!
• #### Re:And I ask the slashdot editors... (Score:3, Funny)

on Monday December 26, 2005 @09:35PM (#14342427) Homepage Journal
• #### Re:Mine (Score:2, Funny)

on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @06:59AM (#14344005) Homepage
The one I heard was:

"1 = 2, for very large values of 1"
• #### Re:Symmetric ones will win...(?) (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @03:45PM (#14347423)
Equidistant from his two lazy eyes which are of different facial altitudes by one inch.

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