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the law that the force that retards a sphere moving through a viscous fluid is directly proportional to the velocity of the sphere, the radius of the sphere, and the viscosity of the fluid.
the law that the frequency of luminescence induced by radiation is usually less than the frequency of the radiation.
named after Sir G.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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