Boyle's law

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Boyle's law states that

where is the pressure, is the volume and is a constant. This holds true for an ideal gas.


Boyle's law is attributed to both Robert Boyle and to Edme Mariotte. However, it seems that it was originally proposed by Henry Power in 1661 [1].

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  1. Henry Power "Experimental philosophy, in three books : containing new experiments microscopical, mercurial, magnetical : with some deductions, and probable hypotheses, raised from them, in avouchment and illustration of the now famous atomical hypothesis." Printed by T. Roycroft, for John Martin and James Allestry (1664)