Statistics for Famous Laws and Principles Named After People

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  • The average score is 7 of 14

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HintLaw or PrincipleNamed After% Correct
In a triangle, the square of the hypotenuse equals the square of the other two sides added together.Pythagorean theoremPythagoras of Samos (c.570–c.495 BC)
94%
Includes: Objects remains at constant velocity unless acted on by an outside force.Newton's laws of motionSir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)
92%
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.Murphy's lawEdward A. Murphy Jr. (1918–1990)
71%
The upward buoyant force exerted on a body is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces.Archimedes' principleArchimedes of Syracuse (c.287–c.212 BC)
63%
The more precisely the position of a particle is measured, the less precisely its momentum can be known.Heisenberg's uncertainty principleWerner Heisenberg (1901–1976)
54%
Includes: A robot may not injure a human or allow a human to come to harm.Asimov's Three Laws of RoboticsIsaac Asimov (1920–1992)
53%
An organism has a pair of genes, one from each parent. It passes down only one to each offspring.Mendel's lawsGregor Mendel (1822–1884)
51%
Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity. Or, the simplest explanation is usually the best one.Occam's razorWilliam of Ockham (1287–1347)
51%
The current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points.Ohm's lawGeorg Ohm (1789–1854)
49%
Includes: The orbit of a planet is an ellipse with the Sun at one of the two foci.Kepler's laws of planetary motionJohannes Kepler (1571–1630)
46%
The farther away galaxies are from Earth, the faster they are moving away.Hubble's lawEdwin Hubble (1889–1953)
38%
The number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles about every two years.Moore's lawGordon Moore (1929–)
30%
As the speed of a moving fluid increases, the pressure within the fluid decreases.Bernoulli's principleDaniel Bernoulli (1700–1782)
23%
The maximum working distance of an antenna varies as the square of its height.Marconi's lawGuglielmo Marconi (1874–1937)
19%

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