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Symmetries Guiding Modern Science <sup>1</sup>

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Laws and Symmetry

Published in print November 1989 | ISBN: 9780198248606
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597459 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198248601.003.0011

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Symmetries Guiding Modern Science  1

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The concepts analysed and developed in the previous chapter are applied to discussions of the development of modern mechanics, including symmetries of space and time, relativity, conservation laws, invariance and covariance, and the relation to older ideas of laws of nature.

Keywords: conservation law; covariance; invariance; mechanics; relativity; space; symmetries of space; time

Chapter.  10262 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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