Symmetry in Science

An Introduction to the General Theory

  • Joseph Rosen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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    Pages 1-4
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    Pages 66-91
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    Pages 92-125
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-213

About this book


Symmetry plays an essential role in science - not only in crystallography and quantum theory, where its role has long been explicitly recognized, but also in condensed-matter physics, thermodynamics, chemistry, biology, and others. This text discusses the concept of symmetry and its application to many areas of science. While it includes a detailed introduction to the theory of groups, which forms the mathematical apparatus for describing symmetries, it also includes a much more general discussion of the nature of symmetry and its role in science. Many problems serve to sharpen the reader's understanding, and an extensive bibliography concludes the book.


Mathematica quantum theory science thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Rosen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Central ArkansasConwayUSA
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-40629-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2506-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6234
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