Have you ever wondered what mathematicians mean when they talk about a “beautiful” math proof?
“Beauty in mathematics is seeing the truth without effort.”
“There’s something striking about the economy of the counselor’s construction. He drew a single line, and that totally changed one’s vision of the geometry involved.
“Very often, there’s a simple introduction of something that’s not logically within the framework of the question — and it can be very simple — and it utterly changes your view of what the question really is about.”