Scientific Laws via Art


The major objective of this article is to demonstrate three scientific laws by artworks. From the long experience of the author who developed this approach, it makes the laws clearer, easier to perception and most important to implement them in practice. The experience of the author can be summarized as follows: for the last 10 years he edited a one page column on art and science in the Scientific American Journal published in Israel and so far wrote 59 articles. For the last 6 years he edited such a column in the Quimica and Industria magazine published in Spain and so far wrote 25 articles where during 2000-2005 he acted as associate editor of art and science in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering published in Canada in which he wrote 29 articles. In addition he established 40 exhibitions on Art and Science where in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev he established the museum of Art and Science. Now what is the definition of a scientific law? In the internet many definitions can be found part of which are summarized in the following: 1) Scientific laws are statements that describe, predict, and perhaps explain why a range of phenomena behave as they appear to in nature. 2) A scientific law is a statement based on repeated experimental observations that describes some aspect of the world. 3) A scientific law is an empirical statement of great generality of something, which seems to always be true. 4) A scientific law or scientific principle is a concise verbal or mathematical statement of a relation that expresses a fundamental principle of science. 5) A law in science is a generalized rule to explain a body of observations in the form of a verbal or mathematical statement. The major properties of scientific laws are: 1) They can be formulated mathematically as one or several statement or equation, or at least stated in a single sentence, that it can be used to predict the outcome of an experiment, given the initial, boundary, and other physical conditions of the processes which take place, 2) They are strongly supported by empirical evidence. 3) They summarize a large collection of facts determined by experiment into a single statement. In the following the author decided to describe artistically the following three laws: 1) Newton’s 2nd Law. 2) Mass Conservation Law. 3) Law of Conservation of Energy.