Statistics for Famous Laws and Principles Named After People

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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)
Includes: Objects remains at constant velocity unless acted on by an outside force.Newton's laws of motionSir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.Murphy's lawEdward A. Murphy Jr. (1918–1990)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity. Or, the simplest explanation is usually the best one.Occam's razorWilliam of Ockham (1287–1347)
The current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points.Ohm's lawGeorg Ohm (1789–1854)
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)
The farther away galaxies are from Earth, the faster they are moving away.Hubble's lawEdwin Hubble (1889–1953)
The number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles about every two years.Moore's lawGordon Moore (1929–)
As the speed of a moving fluid increases, the pressure within the fluid decreases.Bernoulli's principleDaniel Bernoulli (1700–1782)
The maximum working distance of an antenna varies as the square of its height.Marconi's lawGuglielmo Marconi (1874–1937)

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