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Scientific law named after first name

  1. Jul 30, 2004 #1
    My phys II prof said there were no law of physics or anything laws like math chem that were named by the inventors first name only the last. I know there is no way that is true i have been thinking of all i know and I can't seem to think so maybe he's right. but just a thought if anyone can think of one i would be greatly appreciative.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2004 #2
    Most of the Greeks only had one name.

    cookiemonster
     
  4. Jul 30, 2004 #3

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    Are there any laws named for Galileo, that was his first name. Archimedes has his
    principle and Pythagorus has his theorem.

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  5. Jul 30, 2004 #4
    Technically, isn't it the "Pythagorean Theorem", which is credited to Pythagoras' school and may or may not have been discovered by Pythagoras himself?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2004 #5

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    The Galilean transformation is named for Galileo Galilei! I'd say it is probably for his first name, but it is hard to tell.

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  7. Jul 30, 2004 #6
    I know a chemical law, but it contains both first and last name: Guy Lussac Law. Its a pressure/ temp law.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2004 #7
    we're getting closer. there's gotta be a big one after the first name. thanx but lets keep thinking.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2004 #8
    come on

    someone has to know of one. yall all are brilliant on here. halls of ivy or selfadjoint someone.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2004 #9

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    Did Cher ever come up with anything important in science? Or Sonny?
     
  11. Aug 1, 2004 #10
    yup

    its called sonny's proof of massive deacceleration. causes death. sadly
    with trees
     
  12. Aug 1, 2004 #11

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    Ah yes, the skiing accident. One of the Kennedy clan died that way too, if I remember right.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2004 #12
    Poor them, both of them, but POOR me that i cannot show up prof for making that statement in stone.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2004 #13

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    Njorl said:

    Archimedes Principle

    check it on google

    It is a law of physics
    Archimedes is his first name or his only name
    (he was Archimedes of Syracuse)
    It is a major law---discussed in college freshman physics
    for centuries and real basic to understanding forces and
    how things float and weighing stuff in air and water and
    you always assign homework problems about it
    what do you want, an Albert Principle already?
     
  15. Aug 1, 2004 #14

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    I think woodysooner is looking for an instance where the first name was used instead of the last. So we're looking for people known by both first and last names.

    Finding a Chinese name solution would be cheating - though I don't know any - since they place the family name first.

    I can only imagine that solutions can exist among non-western names.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2004 #15

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    Some of the Laws in the Murphy's Laws Book are named after first names. Scientific ? I'm not so sure...but I'd swear by many of them.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2004 #16
    yeah goku thats what i am looking for someone with first and last names but we only call the first name in law. thanx
     
  18. Aug 1, 2004 #17

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    I'm pretty sure that's the Gay-Lussac Law, and it is his last name. Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac was his name (after a quick search) and his law is the Gay-Lussac Law:

    [tex]P_1/T_1 = P_2/T_2[/tex]

    Sorry if this was already pointed out.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2004 #18

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  20. Aug 1, 2004 #19
    I should have never mentioned the sonny bono things geez. :biggrin:
     
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