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E. Noether's Discovery of the Deep Connection Between Symmetries and Conservation Laws

@article{Byers1998END,
  title={E. Noether's Discovery of the Deep Connection Between Symmetries and Conservation Laws},
  author={N. Byers},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={1998}
}
  • N. Byers
  • Published 1998
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
  • Emmy Noether proved two deep theorems, and their converses, on the connection between symmetries and conservation laws. Because these theorems are not in the mainstream of her scholarly work, which was the development of modern abstract algebra, it is of some historical interest to examine how she came to make these discoveries. The present paper is an historical account of the circumstances in which she discovered and proved these theorems which physicists refer to collectively as Noether's… CONTINUE READING
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