The quantitative relations that a person tacitly assumes to exist between the variables governing an ordinary physical phenomenon constitute the intuitive law of this phenomenon. Recent data suggest that intuitive laws match the respective physical laws when one can experience these quantitative relations. People typically have experience with only part of the quantitative relations between the variables that govern the phenomenon of buoyancy. The intuitive law of buoyancy was accordingly found to only partially match the respective physical law.

The intuitive law of buoyancy

MASIN, SERGIO CESARE;
2010

Abstract

The quantitative relations that a person tacitly assumes to exist between the variables governing an ordinary physical phenomenon constitute the intuitive law of this phenomenon. Recent data suggest that intuitive laws match the respective physical laws when one can experience these quantitative relations. People typically have experience with only part of the quantitative relations between the variables that govern the phenomenon of buoyancy. The intuitive law of buoyancy was accordingly found to only partially match the respective physical law.
2010
Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Interna­tional Society for Psychophysics
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