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List of scientific laws named after people

List of scientific laws named after people
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

This is a list of scientific laws named after people

Law Field Person(s) Named After
Abel’s theorem Calculus Niels Henrik Abel
Amdahl’s law Computer science Gene Amdahl
Ampère’s circuital law Physics André-Marie Ampère
Archie’s law Geology Gus Archie
Archimedes’s principle

Axiom of Archimedes

Physics

Analysis

Archimedes
Arrhenius equation Chemical kinetics Svante Arrhenius
Avogadro’s law Thermodynamics Amedeo Avogadro
Bell’s theorem Quantum mechanics John Stewart Bell
Benford’s law Mathematics Frank Benford
Beer–Lambert law Optics August Beer, Johann Heinrich Lambert
Bernoulli’s principle

Bernoulli’s equation

Physical sciences Daniel Bernoulli
Biot–Savart law Electromagnetics, fluid dynamics Jean Baptiste Biot and Félix Savart
Birch’s law Geophysics Francis Birch
Bogoliubov–Born–Green–Kirkwood–Yvon hierarchy Physics Nikolay Bogoliubov, Max Born, Herbert Green, John Kirkwood, and J. Yvon
Bogoliubov transformation Quantum mechanics Nikolay Bogoliubov
Boltzmann equation Thermodynamics Ludwig Boltzmann
Born’s law Quantum mechanics Max Born
Boyle’s law Thermodynamics Robert Boyle
Bragg’s Law Physics William Lawrence Bragg, William Henry Bragg
Bradford’s law Computer science Samuel C. Bradford
Buys Ballot’s law Meteorology C.H.D. Buys Ballot
Byerlee’s law Geophysics James Byerlee
Carnot’s theorem Thermodynamics Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
Cauchy’s integral formula

Cauchy–Riemann equations

Complex analysis Augustin Louis Cauchy

Augustin Louis Cauchy and Bernhard Riemann

Cayley–Hamilton theorem Linear algebra Arthur Cayley and William Hamilton
Charles’s law Thermodynamics Jacques Charles
Chandrasekhar limit Astrophysics Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Church–Turing thesis Computer science Alonzo Church and Alan Turing
Coulomb’s law Physics Charles Augustin de Coulomb
Law of Charles and Gay-Lussac (frequently called Charles’s law) Thermodynamics Jacques Charles and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
Clifford’s theorem

Clifford’s circle theorems

Algebraic geometry, Geometry William Kingdon Clifford
Curie’s law Physics Pierre Curie
Curie–Weiss law Physics Pierre Curie and Pierre-Ernest Weiss
D’Alembert’s paradox

D’Alembert’s principle

Fluid dynamics, Physics Jean le Rond d’Alembert
Dalton’s law of partial pressure Thermodynamics John Dalton
Darcy’s law Fluid mechanics Henry Darcy
De Bruijn–Erdős theorem Mathematics Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn and Paul Erdős
De Morgan’s law Logic Augustus De Morgan
Dermott’s law Celestial mechanics Stanley Dermott
Descartes’s theorem Geometry René Descartes
Dirac equation

Dirac delta function

Dirac comb

Dirac spinor

Dirac operator

Mathematics, Physics Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Drake equation Cosmology Frank Drake
Doppler effect Physics Christian Doppler
Ehrenfest’s theorem Quantum mechanics Paul Ehrenfest
Einstein’s general theory of relativity

Einstein’s special theory of relativity

Physics Albert Einstein
Erdős–Anning theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Norman H. Anning
Erdős–Beck theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and József Beck
Erdős–Gallai theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Tibor Gallai
Erdős–Kac theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Mark Kac
Erdős–Ko–Rado theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős, Ke Zhao, and Richard Rado
Erdős–Nagy theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Béla Szőkefalvi-Nagy
Erdős–Rado theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Richard Rado
Erdős–Stone theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Arthur Harold Stone
Erdős–Szekeres theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and George Szekeres
Erdős–Szemerédi theorem Mathematics Paul Erdős and Endre Szemerédi
Euclid’s theorem Number theory Euclid
Euler’s theorem Number theory Leonhard Euler
Faraday’s law of induction

Faraday’s law of electrolysis

Electromagnetism

Chemistry

Michael Faraday
Faxén’s law Fluid dynamics Hilding Faxén
Fermat’s principle

Fermat’s last theorem

Fermat’s little theorem

Optics

Number theory

Number theory

Pierre de Fermat
Fermi paradox

Fermi’s golden rule

Fermi acceleration

Fermi hole

Fermionic field

Fermi level

Cosmology, Physics Enrico Fermi
Fick’s law of diffusion Thermodynamics Adolf Fick
Fitts’s law Ergonomics Paul Fitts
Fourier’s law Thermodynamics Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Gauss’s law

Gauss’s law for magnetism

Gauss’s principle of least constraint

Gauss’s digamma theorem

Gauss’s hypergeometric theorem

Gaussian function

Mathematics, Physics Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
Gay-Lussac’s law Chemistry Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
Gibbs–Helmholtz equation Thermodynamics Josiah Willard Gibbs, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
Gödel’s incompleteness theorems Mathematics Kurt Gödel
Graham’s law Thermodynamics Thomas Graham
Green’s law Fluid dynamics George Green
Grimm’s law Linguistics Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Gustafson’s law Computer science John L. Gustafson
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle Theoretical physics Werner Heisenberg
Heaps’ law LInguistics Harold Stanley Heaps
Hellmann–Feynman theorem Physics Hans Hellmann, Richard Feynman
Henry’s law Thermodynamics William Henry
Hertz observations Electromagnetism Heinrich Hertz
Hess’s law Thermodynamics Germain Henri Hess
Hilbert’s basis theorem

Hilbert’s axioms

Hilbert function

Hilbert’s irreducibility theorem

Hilbert’s syzygy theorem

Hilbert’s Theorem 90

Hilbert’s theorem

Mathematics David Hilbert
Hohenberg–Kohn theorem Quantum mechanics Pierre Hohenberg and Walter Kohn
Helmholtz’s theorems

Helmholtz theorem

Helmholtz free energy

Helmholtz decomposition

Helmholtz equation

Helmholtz resonance

Thermodynamics

Physics

Hermann von Helmholtz
Hooke’s law Physics Robert Hooke
Hopkinson’s law Electromagnetism John Hopkinson
Hubble’s law Cosmology Edwin Hubble
Hund’s rules Atomic physics Friedrich Hund
Huygens–Fresnel principle Optics Christiaan Huygens and Augustin-Jean Fresnel
Joule’s laws Physics James Joule
Jurin’s law Physics James Jurin
Kasha’s rule Photochemistry Michael Kasha
Kepler’s laws of planetary motion Astrophysics Johannes Kepler
Kirchhoff’s laws Electronics, thermodynamics Gustav Kirchhoff
Kopp’s law Thermodynamics Hermann Franz Moritz Kopp
Lagrangian point

Lagrange reversion theorem

Lagrange polynomial

Lagrange’s four-square theorem

Lagrange’s theorem

Lagrange’s theorem (group theory)

Lagrange invariant

Lagrange multiplier

Mathematics, Astrophysics Joseph-Louis Lagrange
Lambert’s cosine law Physics Johann Heinrich Lambert
Lamm equation Chemistry, Biophysics Ole Lamm
Langmuir equation Surface Chemistry Irving Langmuir
Laplace transform

Laplace’s equation

Laplace operator

Laplace distribution

Laplace invariant

Laplace expansion

Laplace principle

Laplace limit

Mathematics

Physics

Probability Theory

Statistical mechanics

Pierre-Simon Laplace
Le Chatelier’s principle Chemistry Henri Louis le Chatelier
Leibniz’s law Ontology Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Lenz’s law Physics Heinrich Lenz
Leonard–Merritt mass estimator Astrophysics Peter Leonard, David Merritt
l’Hôpital’s rule Mathematics Guillaume de l’Hôpital
Llinás’s law Neuroscience Rodolfo Llinás
Mach principle

Mach reflection

Physics Ernst Mach
Marconi’s law Radio technology Guglielmo Marconi
Markovnikov’s rule Organic chemistry Vladimir Markovnikov
Maupertuis’s principle Mathematics Pierre Louis Maupertuis
Maxwell’s equations

Maxwell relations

Electrodynamics

Thermodynamics

James Clerk Maxwell
Mendelian inheritance/Mendel’s laws Genetics Gregor Mendel
Metcalfe’s law Network theory Robert Metcalfe
Mikheyev–Smirnov–Wolfenstein effect Particle physics Stanislav Mikheyev, Alexei Smirnov, and Lincoln Wolfenstein
Milner–Rado paradox Mathematical logic Eric Charles Milner and Richard Rado
Minkowski’s theorem Number theory Hermann Minkowski
Mitscherlich’s law Crystallography

Condensed matter physics

Eilhard Mitscherlich
Moore’s law Computing Gordon Moore
Nash embedding theorem

Nash equilibrium

Topology

Game Theory

John Forbes Nash
Nernst equation Electrochemistry Walther Nernst
Newton’s law of cooling

Newton’s law of universal gravitation

Newton’s laws of motion

Thermodynamics

Astrophysics

Mechanics

Isaac Newton
Niven’s theorem Mathematics Ivan Niven
Noether’s theorem Theoretical physics Emmy Noether
Nurgaliev’s law Demography Nurgaliev’s law
Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem Information theory Harry Nyquist, Claude Elwood Shannon
Occam’s razor Philosophy of science William of Ockham
Ohm’s law Electronics Georg Ohm
Osipkov–Merritt model Astrophysics Leonid Osipkov, David Merritt
Ostwald dilution law Physical chemistry Wilhelm Ostwald
Paley–Wiener theorem Mathematics Raymond Paley and Norbert Wiener
Pareto distribution

Pareto efficiency

Pareto index

Pareto principle

Economics Vilfredo Pareto
Pascal’s law

Pascal’s theorem

Physics

Geometry

Blaise Pascal
Pauli exclusion principle Quantum mechanics Wolfgang Pauli
Peano axioms Foundational mathematics Giuseppe Peano
Planck’s law Electromagnetism Max Planck
Poincaré–Bendixson theorem Mathematics Henri Poincaré and Ivar Otto Bendixson
Poincaré–Birkhoff–Witt theorem Mathematics Henri Poincaré, George David Birkhoff, and Ernst Witt
Poincaré–Hopf theorem Mathematics Henri Poincaré and Heinz Hopf
Poincaré recurrence theorem

Poincaré conjecture

Poincaré lemma

Mathematics Henri Poincaré
Poiseuille’s law Fluidics Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
Poisson distribution

Poisson’s equation

Statistics

Calculus

Siméon Denis Poisson
Price’s theorem Natural selection George R. Price
Ptolemy’s theorem Geometry Ptolemy
Pythagorean theorem Geometry Pythagoras
Raman scattering Physics Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
Rado’s theorem Discrete mathematics Richard Rado
Ramanujan–Nagell equation Mathematics Srinivasa Ramanujan and Trygve Nagell
Raoult’s law Physical chemistry François-Marie Raoult
Riemann zeta function

Riemann hypothesis

Riemann integral

Riemann lemma

Riemannian manifold

Riemann sphere

Riemann theta function

Number theory, analysis, geometry Bernhard Riemann
Rolle’s theorem Differential calculus Michel Rolle
Saha ionization equation Plasma physics Meghnad Saha
Schrödinger equation Physics Erwin Schrödinger
Sérsic’s law Astrophysics J. L. Sérsic
Snell’s law Optics Willebrord van Roijen Snell
Sokolov–Ternov effect Particle Physics Arsenij Sokolov and Igor Ternov
Sommerfeld–Kossel displacement law Spectroscopy Arnold Sommerfeld and Walther Kossel
Stefan–Boltzmann law Thermodynamics Jožef Stefan and Ludwig Boltzmann
Stokes’s law Fluid mechanics George Gabriel Stokes
Stoletov’s law Photoelectric effect Aleksandr Stoletov
Tarski’s undefinability theorem

Tarski’s axioms

Mathematical logic, Geometry Alfred Tarski
Thales’s theorem Geometry Thales
Titius–Bode law Astrophysics Johann Daniel Titius and Johann Elert Bode
Torricelli’s law Physics Evangelista Torricelli
Umov effect Physics Nikolay Umov
Van der Waals equation Chemistry Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Vlasov equation Plasma physics Anatoly Vlasov
Von Neumann bicommutant theorem

Von Neumann entropy

von Neumann paradox

Von Neumann ergodic theorem

Von Neumann universe

Von Neumann neighborhood

Von Neumann’s trace inequality

Mathematics, Quantum mechanics John von Neumann
Weinberg–Witten theorem Quantum Gravity Steven Weinberg and Edward Witten
Weyl character formula Mathematics Hermann Weyl
Wien’s law Physics Wilhelm Wien
Wiener–Khinchin theorem Mathematics Norbert Wiener and Aleksandr Khinchin
Young–Laplace equation Fluid dynamics Thomas Young and Pierre-Simon Laplace
Zipf’s law Linguistics George Kingsley Zipf

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