The Best Improved
Supposedly the most beautiful mathematical formula in the world is Euler's Equation:eiπ + 1 = 0
where e is base of the natural logarithms, i is imaginary number whose square is negative one, π is ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, 1 is multiplicative identity, and, 0 is additive identity.
What more could one want? Even oil paintings are made of this formula to hang on one's wall.
Certainly it cannot be improved on...that is, until you run into C.S. (Skagit Valley College, WA). His creative mind always seems to offer new twists to things!
C.S. suggests the most beautiful mathematical formula in the world should be:eiπ + 1 = [0xφ]/∞
where everything remains the same except that now ∞ is infinity, and φ is the golden mean which pervades nature.
Can anyone top this? Any other special numbers that need to be included?