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  • autonomy - From Greek autos, "self," and nomos, "law," i.e. a person or unit that makes its own laws.
  • blue sky laws - Laws protecting the public from securities fraud.
  • code, codex - Code, from Latin codex, meaning "block of wood split into tablets, document written on wood tablets," was first a set of laws.
  • constitute, constitution - Constitute can mean "make laws" and a constitution is a "how-to" document for a government or organization.
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Noun1.laws - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unitLaws - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
Book of Genesis, Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Book of Exodus, Exodus - the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
Book of Leviticus, Leviticus - the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
Book of Numbers, Numbers - the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
Book of Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy - the fifth book of the Old Testament; contains a second statement of Mosaic law
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hebrew Scripture, Tanach, Tanakh - the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
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who showed that human-commanded cursor motion, like hand motion, follows a Fitts' Law model [18].
The correlations of MT and ID for both command sources were found to significantly fit a Fitts' Law model (p < 0.
Fitts' law was published on 1954 in paper "The information capacity of the human motor system in controlling the amplitude of movement" [14] and revealed how the speed and accuracy of muscle movement depends on each other.
The present study examined Fitts' law (Fitts, 1954) within a new set of task parameters.
Fitts' law has been used extensively in the evaluation of human computer interfaces (HCIs) such as computer mice, keyboards, and graphical user interfaces [20].
Fitts' law, which has been successfully used to describe one- and two-dimensional target acquisition performance, was employed in the present experiment to examine the effects of droplines and to characterize 3-D target acquisition.
However, this is not a true Fitts' law task since subjects' maximum speed was often constrained to the virtual wheelchair's top speed on straight paths, consistent with what occurs in real driving.
With regard to GUIs (see MacKenzie, 1992, for a review), Fitts' law can be used to predict the direction and magnitude of change in the time it takes to select a target, given variations in target placement and/or target size.
He presented the following relationship, known as Fitts' law, for estimating movement time (MT) needed for successful completion of such targeting-type tasks:
Target-directed head movements in the presence of a constant time lag were shown to obey Fitts' law ([R.
At frame rates below 4 Hz and lags above 250 ms, the linear Fitts' law relationship between difficulty and performance time did not hold.
The linear relationship between movement time and the index of difficulty (ID) as described by Fitts' law has proven to be a robust predictor of various components of the human motor system (Fitts, 1954; Fitts & Peterson, 1964).