We have a lot of things around us, that are named after the principle guys behind it. Is the naming done by the respective person or someone else (like IUPAC for physics)?
Example 1: We have Ampere's Circuital Law. Did Ampere name it that way or someone else gave that name? Example 2: Plank's Constant. Did Plank publish his paper with his name for the constant? Example 3: Nicol's prism.
If the naming is because of someone else:
- What will happen if a scientist publishes a paper with his name for something?
- How do scientists refer a work named after them (read the example)? Example : Say Maxwell published the equations and now they got the name "Maxwell's equations". Now Maxwell wants to publish something new based on the equations. Will he write "As per Maxwell's equation..." or "As per my equations..." ?
Note : There are questions already asked here which sound similar, like When are units that are named after persons given their names? but they ask "what" and not "how".