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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
    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
    Conferences and Volumes: [2001] Symmetries in Physics, New Reflections: Oxford Workshop (Oxford, January 2001)
    Depositing User: Elena Castellani
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 927
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/927

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