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61 Post author: Grognor 08 January 2012 07:01PM

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Comment author: JamesPfeiffer 09 January 2012 08:01:13AM 4 points [-]

Indeed, conservation laws correspond to symmetries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noether%27s_Theorem

Comment author: SilasBarta 09 January 2012 04:31:59PM 1 point [-]

That has a lot of explanatory power for why I linked Noether's Theorem the first time around.

Comment author: DanielLC 09 January 2012 11:59:29PM 0 points [-]

I must have missed that. Sorry.

Comment author: DanielLC 10 January 2012 12:03:20AM 0 points [-]

I must have missed that. Sorry.

Comment author: DanielLC 10 January 2012 12:18:50AM -1 points [-]

Conservation laws are not forces. There are hypothetical patterns of force that would not conserve these things, but the way things normally move is not the only one. For example, if there were no forces, all the conservation laws will still work.

Also, from what I understand, that's more a symmetry in the laws themselves, where the Pauli principle is a symmetry in the waveform being operated on.