Beauty of Mathematics

Philosopher Bertrand Russell once said that "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of paintings or music."

But for us mere mortals, a little bit of visual help is sometimes necessary. That's where Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux of Parachutes.tv stepped in. The duo created this Vimeo clip showing the math behind our everyday things and actions.


Vimeo Clip - via The Verge

You should watch it in full screen to have the full effect.


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I feel like the video could have been titled "The Beauty of Physics" and be just as (if not more) accurate.

Can you use math to understand or further explore other fields? Yes you can!
But just like you can apply math (and say it's beautiful) when it comes to a magnifying glass, a spinning top or an airplane wing, you can also do it to a painting or music.
I don't think it's "valid" to say "English is beautiful because you can translate and read The Odyssey and gain insight from it, but Chinese isn't as beautiful because I don't speak chinese so I can't gain the same type of insight."
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