Mathematical – A Poem by Rowe Williams

There is a mathematical equation, 
known as Euler's identity,
that is considered quite beautiful:

e + 1 = 0

This pinnacle of mathematic perfection 
relates five of the most fundamental constants
(e, natural growth; i, the imaginary; π, circular

periodicity; 1, unity; and 0, nothingness)
in four fundamental operations
(exponentiation, multiplication, addition, and equality).

This relationship, so poetically called an identity,
is one particular case of Euler's formula,
with no true use unto itself.

This curious beauty, artefact
of our own imperfection, is
an identity of universal truth.

2 thoughts on “Mathematical – A Poem by Rowe Williams

  1. I love this!!!


    1. verifiablyhuman April 30, 2019 — 9:03 pm

      Thanks, glad to hear it!


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