Famous Inventors and Scientists

Engineering Concepts

Scientific Principles I

Scientific Principles II

Math Topics

100

She coined the theory of radioactivity.

What is Marie Curie or Madame Curie?

100

A computational way of approximating solutions to mathematical problems, typically complex ones

What is Numerical Methods or Numerical Analysis Applications?

100

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

What is Sir Isaac Newton's 3rd Law?

100

This claims current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points (I = V/R)

What is Ohm's Law?

100

This is a sequence of numbers in which each number is the sum of the preceding two numbers (e.g., 0, 1, 1, 2, ...)

What is the Fibonacci sequence?

200

He discovered a relationship between a force acting on a buoyed object and the weight of the fluid displaced by that object.

What is Archimedes?

200

A specific diagram for evaluating cause and effect, especially in quality and manufacturing processes.

What is a Fishbone Diagram or an Ishikawa diagram?

200

It's the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.

What is the Butterfly effect?

200

This principle of chemistry claims energy can neither be created nor destroyed.

What is the law of conservation of energy?

200

It is represented in decimal form as 2.7182818...

What is Euler's Number?

300

He was known for several contributions in astronomy and the earliest design of a pendulum clock.

What is Galileo Galilei?

300

What is a Laplace transform?

300

It's the change in frequency of a wave in relation to an observer who is moving relative to the wave source (e.g., moving train and a person listening).

What is Doppler effect?

300

It's a fundamental principle of Quantum Mechanics that claims quantum particles can exist in several quantum states at the same time.

What is quantum superposition or superposition?

300

It links the concept of differentiating a function with the concept of integrating a function in Calculus.

What is the Fundamental theorem of calculus?

400

He discovered that the Earth and planets travel about the sun in elliptical orbit.

What is Johannes Kepler?

400

Is represented as this formula in statistics:

P(A|B) = [P(A) * P(B|A)] / P(B)

What is Bayes' Theorem?

400

The production of a voltage difference across an electrical conductor that is transverse to an electric current in the conductor and to an applied magnetic field perpendicular to the current.

What is the Hall effect?

400

This law states that the extension of a spring is proportional to the tension stretching it.

What is Hooke's Law?

400

Describes the algebraic expansion of expressions raised to an exponent as a sum, like expanding expressions of the form (a+b)ⁿ.

What is binomial theorem or binomial expansion?

500

He was considered a great experimenter of antiquity and known for his steam powered devices, like an aeolipile. One of his most famous inventions was a windwheel.

What is Hero of Alexandria?

500

A method where a signal of a narrow bandwidth is purposely spread over a larger frequency domain to reduce noise, jamming, or allow multiple access communication.

What is spread-spectrum or spread-spectrum methods?

500

It's the emission of electrons when electromagnetic radiation, such as light, hits a material

What is the Photoelectric Effect?

500

This claims that an increase in a fluid's speed occurs while static pressure or the fluid's potential energy decreases.

What is Bernoulli's Principle?

500

A specific geometric figure that has infinite surface area but finite volume.

What is Gabriel's horn or Torricelli's trumpet?

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