Maxwell's Equations Quotes (2 quotes)
Maxwell's equations originally consisted of eight equations. These equations are not beautiful. They do not possess much symmetry. In their original form, they are ugly. However, when rewritten using time as the fourth dimension, this rather awkward set of eight equations collapses into a single tensor equation. This is what a physicist calls beauty.
Newtons laws of motion made it possible to state on one page facts about nature which would otherwise require whole libraries. Maxwells laws of electricity and magnetism also had an abbreviating effect.