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Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many scientists admit they are often fond of particular formulas not just for…Read More »

their function, but for their form, and the simple, poetic truths they contain.

While certain famous equations, such as Albert Einstein's E = mc^2, hog most of the public glory, many less familiar formulas have their champions among scientists. LiveScience asked physicists, astronomers and mathematicians for their favorite equations; here's what we found:
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