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Principle of least effort: Quiz


Question 1: The principle of least effort is a broad ________ that covers diverse fields from evolutionary biology to webpage design.
Scientific methodMathematicsEmpiricismTheory

Question 2: It can be traced at least as early as the 1949 book, Human Behaviour and the Principle of Least Effort: An Introduction to Human Ecology by ________ linguist George Kingsley Zipf.
Harvard UniversityRutgers UniversityBrown UniversityHarvard Crimson

Question 3: It is closely related to many other similar principles see ________ or others listed below.
Action (physics)Classical mechanicsPrinciple of least actionWilliam Rowan Hamilton

Question 4: This ________ holds true regardless of the user's proficiency as a searcher, or their level of subject expertise.
MathematicsScientific methodTheoryEmpiricism

Question 5: This is perhaps best known or at least documented among researchers in the field of ________.
Library scienceSocial sciencesLibrarianArchive


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