Law of Length

  1. Can someone explain to me what Law of Length because I have tried to look for it in my textbook and the Internet but have been unsuccessful, so if someone can give me a link to finding what Law of Length is or tell me what it is, it would really help.
     
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  3. HallsofIvy

    HallsofIvy 40,558
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    "Law of Length"?? Never heard of it. Where did you hear the phrase?

    I just googled on "Law of Length" and now I know too much!

    Here is one possibility:
    http://www.pcmech.com/show/editorial/173/
    which says
    "Law III: Law of Length/Duration Elasticity
    Standardized lengths for things like cables can be extended by the sheer presence of a tech. Ex: in the presence of a tech, 18" IDE cables can reach lengths of at least 21", if not more. Also, routines with standard time lengths, like a boot, can be accelerated or delayed as necessary by the will of the tech. "

    Hmmm, I think that's a joke!

    Another:
    http://www.aapspharmaceutica.com/about/press/aapsexpertsdatabase/index.asp
    which says:
    "Law of Length
    News reports are usually brief. Keep your responses short and to the point."
    Not sure whether that's a joke or not but not likely to be what you are looking for!

    I think it most likely what you are looking for is one of these:
    http://www.cic.nic.in/cicmanipur/html/hr_c&syll_phy.asp
    or
    http://www.msu.edu/user/sellmerr/measuring_time_accurately_and_na.htm
    which assert that the period of a pendulum is proportional to the square root of the length of the pendulum. Never thought of calling that a "law" myself!
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2005
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