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This section details some of the many scientific laws and the scientists they were named after. This may be useful when researching scientific laws and/or scientists.

Law Field Person(s) Named After
Abel's theorem Calculus Niels Henrik Abel
Ampère's law Physics André-Marie Ampère
Archimedes' principle Physics Archimedes
Arrhenius equation Chemical kinetics Svante Arrhenius
Avogadro's law Thermodynamics Amedeo Avogadro
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 Felix Savart
Boltzmann equation Thermodynamics Ludwig Boltzmann
Boyle's law Thermodynamics Robert Boyle
Buys-Ballot's law Meteorology C.H.D. Buys Ballot
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
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
Dalton's law of partial pressure Thermodynamics John Dalton
Darcy's Law Fluid mechanics Henry Darcy
De Morgan's law Logic Augustus De Morgan
Dermott's Law Celestial mechanics Stanley Dermott
Descartes' theorem Geometry René Descartes
Dirac equation Physics Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Drake equation Cosmology Frank Drake
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity Physics Albert Einstein
Euclid's theorem Number theory Euclid
Euler's theorem Number theory Leonhard Euler
Faraday's law of induction
Faraday's law of electrolysis
Michael Faraday
Fermat's principle
Fermat's last theorem
Fermat's little theorem
Number theory
Number theory
Pierre de Fermat
Fermi Paradox Cosmology Enrico Fermi
Fick's law of diffusion Thermodynamics Adolf Fick
Fitts' law Ergonomics Paul Fitts
Fourier's law Thermodynamics Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Gauss' law Physics Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
Graham's law Thermodynamics Thomas Graham
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle Theoretical physics Werner Heisenberg
Hellmann-Feynman theorem Physics Hans Hellmann, Richard Feynman
Henry's law Thermodynamics William Henry
Hess's law Thermodynamics Germain Henri Hess
Hohenberg-Kohn Theorem Quantum Mechanics Pierre Hohenberg and Walter Kohn
Hooke's law Physics Robert Hooke
Hubble's law Cosmology Edwin Hubble
Huygens-Fresnel principle Optics Christiaan Huygens and Augustin-Jean Fresnel
Joule's law Physics James Joule
Kepler's laws of planetary motion Astrophysics Johannes Kepler
Kirchhoff's laws Electronics, Thermodynamics Gustav Kirchhoff
Kopp's Law Thermodynamics Hermann Franz Moritz Kopp
Le Chatelier's principle Chemistry Henri Louis le Chatelier
Lenz's law Physics Heinrich Lenz
Maxwell's Equations
Maxwell Relations
James Clerk Maxwell
Minkowski's theorem Number theory Hermann Minkowski
Nernst equation Electrochemistry Walther Nernst
Newton's law of cooling
Newton's law of gravitation
Newton's laws of motion
Isaac Newton
Noether's theorem Theoretical physics Emmy Noether
Occam's Razor Philosophy of science William of Ockham
Ohm's law Electronics Georg Ohm
Pascal's law
Pascal's theorem
Blaise Pascal
Pareto distribution
Pareto efficiency
Pareto index
Pareto principle
Economics Vilfredo Pareto
Pauli exclusion principle Quantum mechanics Wolfgang Pauli
Planck's law of black body radiation Electromagnetism Max Planck
Ptolemy's theorem Geometry Ptolemy
Pythagorean theorem Geometry Pythagoras
Raoult's law Physical chemistry Francois Marie Raoult
Rolle's theorem Differential calculus Michel Rolle
Schrödinger Equation Physics Erwin Schrödinger
Snell's law Optics Willebrord van Roijen Snell
Sommerfeld-Kossel displacement law Spectroscopy Arnold Sommerfeld and Walther Kossel
Stefan-Boltzmann law Thermodynamics Jožef Stefan and Ludwig Boltzmann
Stokes' law Fluid mechanics George Gabriel Stokes
Titius-Bode law Astrophysics Johann Daniel Titius and Johann Elert Bode
Torricelli's law Physics Evangelista Torricelli
Van der Waals equation Chemistry Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Wien's law Physics Wilhelm Wien
Zipf's law Linguistics George Kingsley Zipf