DICTIONARY: Physics Law School

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Science  29 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5795, pp. 1861
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5795.1861e

Unlike Rome at rush hour, the universe is a lawful place. Rules govern everything from the relation between a gas's pressure and volume to the speed at which galaxies recede from Earth. Catch up on physics jurisprudence with The Laws List from Erik Max Francis, a programmer in San Jose, California. For example, Lambert's first law relates the amount of illumination falling on a surface to its distance from the light source. The site also serves as a physics glossary, offering brief explanations of terms and ideas.


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