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Codification of fundamental principals of physics

  1. May 17, 2012 #1
    There are a good number of very fundamental principles that underlie physics (conservation of information, principal of parsimony, time invariance, symmetry, etc.) that don't seem to be listed in modern physics textbooks. Are they codified somewhere?
     
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  3. May 17, 2012 #2
    There are at least 3 principles in your list that I haven't heard of, or are not valid principles of physics.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  4. May 17, 2012 #3
    I had to look some of them up too, basically those things you listed either are codified in theories (time invariance), or are more general ideas that are more notions, less law. For instance, the principle of parsimony is no more physics than saying 'the solution to the equation is 3 because that makes sense' is math.
     
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