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Curie's hazard: From electromagnetism to symmetry violation

Roberts, Bryan W. (2014) Curie's hazard: From electromagnetism to symmetry violation. [Published Article or Volume]

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We explore the facts and fiction regarding Curie's own example of Curie's principle. Curie's claim is vindicated in his suggested example of the electrostatics of central fields, but fails in many others. Nevertheless, the failure of Curie's claim is still of special empirical interest, in that it can be seen to underpin the experimental discovery of parity violation and of CP violation in the 20th century.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Roberts, Bryan W.
Keywords: Curie,Curie's Principle, electromagnetism, symmetry, symmetry violation, parity, CP
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Bryan Roberts
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 19:12
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2016 16:15
Item ID: 10971
Journal or Publication Title: Erkenntnis
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10670-015-9779-1
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10670-015-9779-1
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10971

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