Medical Dictionary

Charles' law

noun
variants: also Charles's law play \ˌchärl(-zə)z-\

medical Definition of Charles' law

: a statement in physics: the volume of a given mass of gas at a constant pressure varies directly as its absolute temperature

Biographical Note for charles' law

  • Charles play \shȧrl\, Jacques–Alexandre–César (1746–1823), French physicist and inventor. Charles discovered the law that bears his name about 1787. He was a pioneer in the field of ballooning who conceived the idea of using hydrogen as the medium of displacement and in 1783 participated in the first hydrogen balloon flight.

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