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Essays on Symmetry : Studies in Philosophy - Jenann Ismael

Essays on Symmetry

Studies in Philosophy

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Published: 28th February 2001
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Structures of many different sorts arise in physics, eg. the concrete structures of material bodies, the structure exemplified by the spatiotemporal configuration of a set of bodies, the structures of more abstract objects like states, state-spaces and laws. To each structure of any of these types there corresponds a set of transformations which map it onto itself. These are its symmetries. Increasingly ubiquitous in theoretical discussions in physics, the notion of symmetry is also at the root of some time-worn philosophical debates. This work consists of a set of essays on overlapping topics drawn from both fields.

Abstract
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Symmetry: an Elementary Introduction
Curies's Principle
Reflection in Space
Reflection in Time
Science and Symmetry
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780815336037
ISBN-10: 0815336039
Series: Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 28th February 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1