Symmetry of Physics

Alexei Gilchrist

Exploration of the role of symmetry in physics. Covering topics from the principle of stationary action, Lagrangians, Hamiltonians and Noether’s theorem.

This material supports a second and third year advanced physics unit at Macquarie University.

Status: In development. These notes are very much a work in progress and an exploration of the topic. They may change radically in the future. Lecture notes are available as mindmaps here: /map/symmetry-of-physics/.

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