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Curie's hazard: From electromagnetism to symmetry violation

Roberts, Bryan W. (2014) Curie's hazard: From electromagnetism to symmetry violation. In: [2014] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 24th Biennial Mtg (Chicago, IL).

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    Abstract

    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: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: For a PSA symposium on Curie's Principle with Elena Castellani, Jenann Ismael, and John D. Norton.
    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
    Conferences and Volumes: [2014] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 24th Biennial Mtg (Chicago, IL)
    Depositing User: Bryan Roberts
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 15:12
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 15:12
    Item ID: 10971
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10971

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