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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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    Abstract

    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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    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: Harvey R Brown
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 2914
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2914

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