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The Mysterious World of Symmetry in Physics

  • F. Iachello

Abstract

I describe the various ways in which the concept of symmetry is used in physics today. Starting from the notion of symmetry in art, I discuss briefly its applications to physics.

Keywords

Gauge Symmetry Dynamic Symmetry Geometric Symmetry Reflection Symmetry Permutational Symmetry 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Iachello
    • 1
  1. 1.A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure LaboratoryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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