Symmetry: The Concept

  • Joseph Rosen
Part of the Praktische Zahnmedizin Odonto-Stomatologie Pratique Practical Dental Medicine book series (SSE)


In this chapter we start our conceptual study of the general theory of symmetry in science, which is continued in the following two chapters. The conceptual approach to symmetry, in contrast to the symmetry formalism developed in Chapters 4–7, is the best approach for understanding the concepts involved in symmetry and the significance of symmetry in science.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Rosen
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Central ArkansasConwayUSA
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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