Symmetries in Science

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Nicely printed and bound proceedings of a major symposium contain 29 reviews of highly diverse developments in the world of symmetry, plus 14 rather briefer research papers. The variety of the topics treated and the authority of the contributors suggest that most physical theorists will find here something of interest. (NW) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306424618
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1986
  • Pages: 590

Table of Contents

Why We Believe in the Einstein Theory.- The Role and Value of the Symmetry Principles and Einstein’s Contribution to Their Recognition.- Statistical Concepts in Einstein’s Physics.- What Are the True Building Blocks of Matter.- Classification of Wigner Operators by a New Type of Weight Space Diagram.- De Sitter Fibers and SO(3,2) Spectrum Generating Group for Hadrons.- The Wigner-Racah Algebra for Finite and Compact Continuous Groups.- Applications of Coherent States in Thermodynamics and Dynamics.- The Application of Imbedding Theory to the Atomic Shell Model.- Group Theory in Atomic and Molecular Physics.- New Approach to Matrix Elements and Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients for Compact and Non-Compact Groups.- Group Theory and the Interaction of Composite Nucleon Systems.- Time Reversal in Dissipative Systems.- Life Groups, Quantum Mechanics, Many-Body Theory and Organic Chemistry.- Symmetry and Variable Separation for the Helmholtz, Wave and Hamilton-Jacobi Equations.- Review of the Group Theory behind the Interacting Boson Model of the Nucleus.- Remarks on the Algebraic Structure of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Unified Gauge Theories.- Symmetry Breaking and Far-From-Equilibrium Order.- Finite Subgroups of the Lorentz Group and Their Generating Functions.- On Dynamical Symmetries in Relativistic Field Theories.- On the Generalisation of the Gell-Mann-Nishijima Relation.- Relativistic Dynamical Groups in Quantum Theory and Some Possible Applications.- Generalized Coherent States.- Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Bifurcation Problems.- Time, Energy, Relativity, and Cosmology.- Projection Operators for Semisimple Compact Lie Groups and Their Applications.- Orders in Nature: From Quantum to Classical.- Systematic Methods for Determining the Continuous Transformation Groups Admitted by Differential Equations.- Symmetry Breaking in Embryology and in Neurobiology.- On Global Properties of Quantum Systems.- Invited Speakers and Invited Participants.

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