Dynamical versus variational symmetries: understanding Noether's first theorem

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2914
Author(s):
Brown, Harvey R.; Holland, Peter
artifact description
It is argued that awareness of the distinction between dynamical and variational symmetries is crucial to understanding the significance of Noether's 1918 work. Specific attention is paid, by way of a number of striking examples, to Noether's first theorem, which establishes a correlation between dynamical symmetries and conservation principles.