Symmetries in the Physical Sciences

  • K. Mainzer
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 236)


In spite of their growing specialization, modern natural sciences intend to reduce their theories to some fundamental structures:1 Physics tries to unify the different physical forces in one fundamental force. Chemistry tries to explain the structure of chemical substances by the quantum mechanics of molecules. Biology tries to reduce the processes of life to biochemical and biophysical laws.


Gauge Group Symmetry Breaking Global Symmetry Jordan Algebra Grand Unify Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mainzer
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  1. 1.Universität AugsburgGermany

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