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Symmetries in physics: philosophical reflections

- K. Brading, E. Castellani
- Mathematics, Physics
- 19 January 2003

This is the table of contents and first chapter of "Symmetries in physics: philosophical reflections", edited by Katherine Brading and Elena Castellani, Cambridge University Press, 2003. As the… Expand

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Are Gauge Symmetry Transformations Observable?

- K. Brading, H. Brown
- Mathematics
- The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
- 1 December 2004

In a recent paper in this journal, Kosso ([2000]) discussed the observational status of continuous symmetries of physics. While we are in broad agreement with his approach, we disagree with his… Expand

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Which symmetry? Noether, Weyl, and conservation of electric charge

- K. Brading
- Physics
- 1 March 2002

Abstract In 1918, Emmy Noether published a (now famous) theorem establishing a general connection between continuous ‘global’ symmetries and conserved quantities. In fact, Noether's paper contains… Expand

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Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking

- K. Brading, E. Castellani, Nicholas J. Teh
- Computer Science
- 24 July 2003

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Symmetries and invariances in classical physics

- K. Brading, E. Castellani
- Mathematics
- 1 December 2005

Symmetry, intended as invariance with respect to a transformation (more precisely, with respect to a transformation group), has acquired more and more importance in modern physics. This Chapter… Expand

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Symmetries and Noether's theorems

- K. Brading, H. Brown
- Physics
- 1 December 2003

Introduction Emmy Noether's greatest contributions to science were in algebra, but for physicists her name will always be remembered for her paper of 1918 on an invariance problem in the calculus of… Expand

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Hilbert's 'Foundations of Physics': Gravitation and Electromagnetism Within the Axiomatic Method

- K. Brading, T. Ryckman
- Physics
- 2008

Abstract In November and December 1915, Hilbert presented two communications to the Gottingen Academy of Sciences under the common title ‘The Foundations of Physics’. Versions of each eventually… Expand

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Scientific Structuralism: Presentation and Representation

- K. Brading, E. Landry
- Philosophy
- Philosophy of Science
- 1 December 2006

This paper explores varieties of scientific structuralism. Central to our investigation is the notion of ‘shared structure’. We begin with a description of mathematical structuralism and use this to… Expand

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Newton's law-constitutive approach to bodies: a response to Descartes

- K. Brading
- Philosophy
- 2008

In his Principia Newton offers us a science of bodies in motion. Such a science has bodies as its subject-matter, but what are these bodies? In this paper I outline the ‘problem of bodies’ as Newton… Expand

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