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Scientific Law A concise verbal or mathematical statement of a relation that expresses a fundamental principle of science BUT: Laws DO NOT suggest a mechanism or explanation of phenomena. In this way laws are WEAKER statements than theories. Laws are a distillation of the results of observation A law is limited to circumstances resembling those already observed, and is often found to be false when extrapolated. Newton's law of universal gravitation only applies in weak gravitational fields The early laws of aerodynamics such as Bernoulli's principle do not apply in case of compressible flow
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Unformatted text preview: such as occurs in transonic and supersonic flight Ohm's law only applies to constant currents Laws can become obsolete if they are found in contradiction with new data. Bode's law (the idea that planets are arranged in an orderly sequence) The Biogenetic Law (1800’s idea that embryonic development of an individual organism (its ontogeny) followed the same path as the evolutionary history of its species (its phylogeny))...
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