Cambridge University Press (2002)

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Elena Castellani
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Katherine Brading
Duke University
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Highlighting main issues and controversies, this book brings together current philosophical discussions of symmetry in physics to provide an introduction to the subject for physicists and philosophers. The contributors cover all the fundamental symmetries of modern physics, such as CPT and permutation symmetry, as well as discussing symmetry-breaking and general interpretational issues. Classic texts are followed by new review articles and shorter commentaries for each topic. Suitable for courses on the foundations of physics, philosophy of physics and philosophy of science, the volume is a valuable reference for students and researchers.
Keywords Symmetry (Physics  Physics Philosophy
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Call number QC174.17.S9.S984 2003
ISBN(s) 0521528895   9780521821377   0521821371   9780521528894
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