Hofstadter’s law

“Hofstadter’s law” is named after Douglas Hofstadter, an American cognitive scientist and philosopher. The law states that “projects always take longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s law”. The law is often cited by software developers when estimating the time required to complete a project, as it is generally accepted that … Read more

Dielectric constant

The dielectric constant, also known as the permittivity, is a measure of how easily a material can be polarized by an electric field. The higher the dielectric constant, the more easily the material can be polarized. The dielectric constant is a key parameter in determining the capacitance of a capacitor, the inductance of a coil, … Read more