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Dynamical versus variational symmetries: understanding Noether's first theorem

Brown, Harvey R. and Holland, Peter (2004) Dynamical versus variational symmetries: understanding Noether's first theorem. UNSPECIFIED.


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It is argued that awareness of the distinction between dynamical and variational symmetries is crucial to understanding the significance of Noether's 1918 work. Specific attention is paid, by way of a number of striking examples, to Noether's first theorem, which establishes a correlation between dynamical symmetries and conservation principles.

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Brown, Harvey R.
Holland, Peter
Additional Information: This paper was published in Molecular Physics, Vol. 102, No. 11-12, 1133-1139 (2004).
Keywords: symmetry, conservation law, Noether's theorem
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Prof Harvey R Brown
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 2914

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