Noether’s theorem

1918

Noether’s theorem

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Emmy Noether physics

Noether’s theorem

Spherical symmetry

Sense of things

With respect to physical laws, one point in space is no different from any other. This kind of symmetry and the idea that the universe, like an undisturbed bubble of water suspended weightless in space, assumes the state of least energy, a perfect sphere, results in the conservation of momentum. Similarly, gauge symmetry results in conservation of electric charge, and rotation symmetry results in conservation of angular momentum.

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