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On the meaning of symmetry breaking

Castellani, Elena (2002) On the meaning of symmetry breaking. [Preprint]


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This is the review paper for the section III ("Symmetry breaking") of the volume "Symmetries in physics: philosophical reflections", Cambridge University Press, 2003, edited by Katherine A. Brading and Elena Castellani. The paper's sections are: 1. Preliminaries (I); 2. Symmetry breaking and Curie's analysis; 3. Preliminaries (II); 4. Symmetry breaking of physical laws (4.1. Explicit symmetry breaking; 4.2. Spontaneous symmetry breaking); 5. Symmetry breaking and philosophical questions.

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Item Type: Preprint
Castellani, Elena
Keywords: symmetry breaking, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Curie's principle
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Elena Castellani
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2002
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 927

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