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Abel's Theorem
   applies in   
Calculus
Niels Henrik Abel
Amdahl's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
The speedup of a program using multiple processors in parallel computing is limited by the time needed for the sequential fraction of the program. Named after Gene Amdahl.
Ampère's Law
   applies in   
Electromagnetism
André-Marie Ampère
Archie's Law
   applies in   
Geology
Relates the in-situ electrical conductivity of sedimentary rock to its porosity and brine saturation. Named for Gus Archie.
Archimedes' Principle
   applies in   
Physics
Archimedes
Arrhenius Equation
   applies in   
Chemical Kinetics
Svante Arrhenius
Asimov's Laws of Robotics
   applies in   
Robotics
Isaac Asimov
Avogadro's Law
   applies in   
Chemistry
In chemistry and physics, one of the gas laws, relating to the volume and molarity of a gas
Beer-Lambert Law
   applies in   
Optics
August Beer, Johann Heinrich Lambert
Benford's Law
   applies in   
Statistics
In any collection of statistics, a given statistic has roughly a 30% chance of starting with the digit 1
Bernoulli's Equation
   applies in   
Physical Sciences
Daniel Bernoulli
Biot-Savart Law
   applies in   
Electromagnetism
Describes the magnetic field set up by a steady current density. Named for Jean-Baptiste Biot and Felix Savart.
Boltzmann Equation
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Ludwig Boltzmann
Boyle's Law
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
One of the gas laws, relating the volume and pressure of an ideal gas held at a constant temperature Discovered by Robert Boyle.
Bradford's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
Samuel C. Bradford
Brook's Law
   applies in   
Project Management
Adding manpower to a late software program makes it later. Named after Fred Brooks
Buys-Ballot's Law
   applies in   
Meteorology
C.H.D. Buys Ballot
Carnot's Theorem
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
Cauchy-Riemann Equations
   applies in   
Complex Analysis
Augustin Louis Cauchy, Augustin Louis Cauchy and Bernhard Riemann
Cayley-Hamilton Theorem
   applies in   
Linear Algebra
Arthur Cayley and William Hamilton
Charles's Law
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Jacques Charles
Church-Turing Thesis
   applies in   
Computer Science
Alonzo Church and Alan Turing
Claude Elwood Shannon Occam's Razor
   applies in   
Philosophy of Science
William of Ockham
Conway's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
Any piece of software reflects the organizational structure that produced it
Coulomb's Law
   applies in   
Electromagnetism
Is an inverse-square law indicating the magnitude and direction of electrostatic forse that one stationary, electrically charged object of small dimensions exerts on another
Dalton's Law
   applies in   
Physics
The total pressure exerted by a gaseous mixture is equal to the sum of the partial pressure of each individual component in a gas mixture
Darcy's Law
   applies in   
Fluid Mechanics
Henry Darcy
De Morgan's Laws
   applies in   
Logic
Apply to formal logic regarding the negation of pairs of logical operators
Dermott's Law
   applies in   
Astronomy
The sideral period of major satellites tends to follow a gfeometric series
Descartes' Theorem
   applies in   
Geometry
René Descartes
Dirac's Equation
   applies in   
Physics
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Dollo's Law
   applies in   
Biology
An organism is unable to return, even partially, to a previous stage already realized in the ranks of it ancestors. Simply put this law states that evolution is not reversible
Drake Equation
   applies in   
Cosmology
Frank Drake
Duverger's Law
   applies in   
Political Science
Winner-takes-all (or first-past-the-post) electoral systems tend to create a 2 party system, while proportional representation tends to create a multiple party system
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
   applies in   
Physics
Albert Einstein
Euclid's Theorem
   applies in   
Number Theory
Euclid
Euler's Theorem
   applies in   
Number Theory
Leonhard Euler
Faraday's Law of Electrolysis
   applies in   
Electricity
States that the mass of a substance produced at an electrode during electrolysis is proportional to the number of moles of electrons transferred at that electrode
Fermat's Little Theorem
   applies in   
Optics
Pierre de Fermat
Fermi Paradox
   applies in   
Cosmology
Enrico Fermi
Fick's Law of Diffusion
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Adolf Fick
Fitt's Law
   applies in   
Ergonomics
A principle of human movement published in 1954,which predicts the time required to move from a starting position to a final target area
Fourier's Law
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Gauss's Law
   applies in   
Physics
Gives the relation between the electric flux flowing out a closed surface and the charge enclosed in the surface
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem
   applies in   
Mathematics
Kurt Gödel
Gibbs-Helmholtz Relation
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Josiah Willard Gibbs,
Godwin's Law
   applies in   
Internet
In Internet culture: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving nazis or Hitler approaches one"
Graham's Law
   applies in   
Physics
In physics, a gas law which states that the average kinetic energy of the molecules of two samples of different gases at the same temperature is identical
Gresham'slLaw
   applies in   
Economics
Bad money drives good money out of circulation
Grimm's Law
   applies in   
Linguistics
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Gustafson's Law
   applies in   
Computer Engineering
Is a law in computer engineering which states that any sufficiently large problem can be efficiently parallelized
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
   applies in   
Theoretical Physics
Werner Heisenberg
Hellmann-Feynman Theorem
   applies in   
Physics
Hans Hellmann, Richard Feynman
Henry's Law
   applies in   
Chemistry
The mass of a gas that dissolves in a definite volume of liquid is directly proportional to the pressure of the gas provided the gas does not react with the solvent
Hess's Law
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Germain Henri Hess
Hohenberg-Kohn Theorem
   applies in   
Quantum Mechanics
Pierre Hohenberg and Walter Kohn
Hooke's Law
   applies in   
Physics
Robert Hooke
Hotelling's Law
   applies in   
Economics
Under some conditions, it is rational for competitors to make their products as nearly identical as possible
Hubble's Law
   applies in   
Astrophysics
Galaxies recede from an observer at a rate proportional to their distance to that observer
Hume's Law
   applies in   
Meta-Ethics
The assertion that normative statements cannot be deduced exclusively from descriptive statements
Hutber's Law
   applies in   
Economics
Improvement means deterioration. Coined by financial journalist Patrick Hutber
Huygens-Fresnel Principle
   applies in   
Optics
Christiaan Huygens and Augustin-Jean Fresnel
Joule's Law
   applies in   
Physics
James Joule
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
   applies in   
Astrophysics
Johannes Kepler
Kerckhoff's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
Cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system, except the key, is public knowledge
Kirchhoff's Circuit Law
   applies in   
Electrical Engineering
At any point in an electrical circuit that does not represent a capacitor plate, the sum of currents flowing towards that point is equal to the sum of currents flowing away from that point.
Kopp's Law
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Hermann Franz Moritz Kopp
Le Chatelier's Principle
   applies in   
Chemistry
Henri Louis le Chatelier
Leibniz's Law
   applies in   
Ontology
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Lenz's Law
   applies in   
Physics
Heinrich Lenz
L'Hôpital's Rule
   applies in   
Mathematics
Guillaume de l'Hôpital
Maxwell Relations
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
James Clerk Maxwell
Metcalf's Law
   applies in   
Communications
In communications and network theory, states that the value of a system grows as approximately the square of the number of users of the system
Minkowski's Theorem
   applies in   
Number Theory
Hermann Minkowski
Moore's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
An empirical observation stating that the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every 24 months
Nash Embedding Theorem
   applies in   
Topology
John Forbes Nash Nernst equation -- Electrochemistry -- Walther Nernst
Newton's Law of Cooling
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
The rate of cooling (or heating) of a body due to convection is proportional to the difference between the body temperature and the ambient temperature
Newton's Laws of Motion
   applies in   
Mechanics
Isaac Newton
Noether's Theorem
   applies in   
Theoretical Physics
Emmy Noether
Nurgaliev's Law
   applies in   
Demography
Nurgaliev's law
Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Theorem
   applies in   
Information Theory
Harry Nyquist,
Ohm's Law
   applies in   
Electronics
Georg Ohm
Ohm's Law
   applies in   
Physics
The ratio of the potential difference (or voltage drop) between the ends of a conductor (and resistor) to the current flowing through it is a constant, provided the temperature doesn't change
Pareto Principle
   applies in   
Economics
Vilfredo Pareto
Parkinson's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion
Pascal's Theorem
   applies in   
Physics Geometry
Blaise Pascal
Pauli Exclusion Principle
   applies in   
Quantum Mechanics
Wolfgang Pauli
Peano Axioms
   applies in   
Foundational Mathematics
Giuseppe Peano
Planck's Law of Black Body Radiation
   applies in   
Electromagnetism
Max Planck
Poiseuille's Law
   applies in   
Fluidics
Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille
Poisson's Law of Large Numbers
   applies in   
Statistics
For independent random variables with a common distribution, the average value for a sample tends to the mean as sample size increases
Ptolemy's Theorem
   applies in   
Geometry
Ptolemy
Pythagorean Theorem
   applies in   
Geometry
Pythagoras
Raoult's Law
   applies in   
Chemistry
States that the vapor pressure of mixed liquids is dependent on the vapor pressures of the individual liquids and the molar vulgar fraction of each present in solution
Reed's Law
   applies in   
Computer Science
The utility of large networks, particulary social networks, can scale exponentially with the size of the network
Reilly's Law
   applies in   
Economics
People generally patronize the largest mall in the area
Riemann Theta Function Theory
   applies in   
Number Theory
Bernhard Riemann
Rolle's Theorem
   applies in   
Differential Calculus
Michel Rolle
Say's Law
   applies in   
Economics
If businesses produce more output in a free market economy, the wages and other payment for productive inputs will provide sufficient demand so that there is no general glut.
Schrödinger's Equation
   applies in   
Physics
Erwin Schrödinger
Snell's Law
   applies in   
Optics
Willebrord van Roijen Snell
Sommerfeld-Kossel Displacement Law
   applies in   
Spectroscopy
Arnold Sommerfeld and Walther Kossel
Stefan-Boltzmann Law
   applies in   
Thermodynamics
Jožef Stefan and Ludwig Boltzmann Stokes' law -- Fluid mechanics -- George Gabriel Stokes
Steven's Power Law
   applies in   
Physics
In physics this law relates the intensity of a stimulus to its perceived strength
Stoke's Law
   applies in   
Geometry
An expression for the frictional force exerted on spherical objects with very small Reynolds numbers
Titius-Bode Law
   applies in   
Astrophysics
Johann Daniel Titius and Johann Elert Bode
Torricelli's Law
   applies in   
Physics
Evangelista Torricelli
Van Der Waals Equation
   applies in   
Chemistry
Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Wien's Law
   applies in   
Physics
Wilhelm Wien
Zawinski's Law
   applies in   
Software Development
Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can
Zipf's Law
   applies in   
Linguistics
George Kingsley Zipf


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