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"I do not agree with the view that the universe is a mystery.... I feel that this view 
does not do justice to the scientific revolution that was started almost four hundred 
years ago by Galileo and carried on by Newton. They showed that at least some 
areas of the universe... are governed by precise mathematical laws. Over the years 
since then, we have extended the work of Galileo and Newton.... We now have 
mathematical laws that govern everything we normally experience."
-- Stephen Hawking, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
Introduction and Backdrop
? In which we discuss the definition of eponymous laws, the lives and afflictions of 
the lawgivers, science and religiosity, the difference between laws and theories, and 
the geographical and temporal distribution of the lawgivers. 
The Laws of Nature
The Lawgivers
Is it Fair to Name a Law after a Person?
Theories and Laws
Do We Discover or Invent Laws?
Simple Mathematics and Reality
What is Reality Really?
Book Organization and Purpose
Distribution of Law Discoveries through Time
Where the Lawgivers Lived
When Will the Last Law be Discovered?
Part I: 250 B.C. - 1700 
 Archimedes' Principle of Buoyancy, c. 250 BC
 Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion, 1609, 1618
 Snell's Law of Refraction, 1621
 Hooke's Law of Elasticity, 1660 
 Boyle's Gas Law, 1662 
 Newton's Laws of Motion, Gravitation,
 and Cooling, 1687 and 1701
Part II: 1700 - 1800 
 Bernoulli's Law of Fluid Dynamics, 1738
 Lambert's Law of Emission, 1760 
 Bode's Law of Planetary Distances, 1766
 Coulomb's Law of Electrostatics, 1785
 Charles's Gas Law, 1787
Part III: 1800 - 1900
 Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, 1801
 Henry's Gas Law, 1802
 Gay-Lussac's Law of Combining Gas Volumes, 1808
 Avogadro's Gas Law, 1811
 Brewster's Law of Light Polarization, 1815
 Dulong-Petit Law of Specific Heats, 1819
 Biot-Savart Law of Magnetic Force, 1820
 Fourier's Law of Heat Conduction, 1822
 Ampere's Circuital Law of Electromagnetism, 1825
 Ohm's Law of Electricity, 1827
 Graham's Law of Effusion, 1829
 Faraday's Laws of Induction and Electrolysis, 1831 and 1833 
 Gauss's Law of Electricity and Magnetism, 1835
 Poiseuille's Law of Fluid Flow, 1840
 Joule's Law of Electric Heating, 1840
 Kirchhoff's Circuit and Radiation Laws, 1845 and 1859
 Clausius's Law of Thermodynamics, 1850
 Stokes' Law of Viscosity, 1851 
 Beer's Law of Absorption, 1852
 Wiedemann-Franz Law of Conductivity, 1853
 Fick's Law of Diffusion, 1855
 Buys-Ballot's Wind and Pressure Law, 1857
 Eotvos's Law of Capillarity, 1866
 Kohlrausch's Laws of Conductivity, 1874, 1875
 Curie's Magnetism Law and Curie-Weiss Law 1895,
 generalized in 1907
Part IV: 1900 and Beyond
 Planck's Law of Radiation, 1900
 Bragg's Law of Crystal Diffraction, 1913
 Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, 1927
 Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion, 1929
The Great Contenders
? In which we say farewell to the laws and lawgivers by cataloguing a far-ranging 
second set of eponymous laws. 
 Mersenne's Law (1626), Torricelli's Law (1643)
Maupertuis's Rule (1746), Richter's Law (1791)
Malus's Law (1809), Bell-Magendie Law (1811) von Humboldt's Law (1817), 
Fresnel-Arago Laws (1819), Mitscherlich's Law (1821), Hamilton's Principle 
(1835), Babinet's Principle (1838), Hess's Law (1840), Bergmann's Rule (1847), 
Gladstone-Dale Law (1858), Kopp's Law (1864), Matthiessen's rule (1864), 
Maxwell's Law (1866), Berthelot-Thomsen Principle (1867), Mendeleyev's Law 
(1869), Lorentz-Lorenz Law (1870), Coppet's Law (1871), Boltzmann's 
Distribution Law (1871), Abney's Law (1877), Allen's Rule (1877), Nernst's 
Law (1880), Raoult's Law (1882), van't Hoff's Law (1885), Ramsay-Young Law 
(1885), Cailletet and Mathias Law (1886), Dollo's Law (1890), Sutherland's Law 
(1893), Lorentz's Force Law (1895) 
Gruneisen's Law (1908), Sabine's Law (1910), Child's Law (1911), Geiger-
Nuttall Rule (1911), Einstein-Stark Law (1912), Leavitt's Law (1912), Friedel's 
Law (1913), Moseley's Law (1913), Steimetz's Law (1916), Bose-Einstein 
Distribution Law (1924), Frank-Condon Principle (1925), Pauli's Exclusion 
Principle (1925), Fermi-Dirac Distribution Law (1926), Moskowitz-Lombardi 
Rule (1973), Hawking's Laws (1970s) 
Final Comments on the
Beauty of Mathematics in Physics 
? In which we briefly discuss the beauty of mathematics and human achievement, 
physics and religion, and additional important physicists and equations, including: 
Einstein's principle of mass-energy conservation, Maxwell's Equations, 
Schrodinger's Equation, De Broglie's Equation, Einstein's Field Equation for General 
Relativity, Dirac's Equation, the Balmer Series Equation, Planck's Equation, Yang-
Mills Equation, Drake's Equation, Shannon's Equations, and the logistic mapping. 
The Beauty of Mathematics 
Great Equations of Science
Listmania and Human Achievement
"The Greatest Equations Ever"
Nicaragua Postage Stamp List
Physics and Religion
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Physical laws -- History.
Science -- Methodology -- History.
Science -- Philosophy -- History.
Scientists -- Biography.