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Conservation Laws

  1. Apr 5, 2006 #1
    I have read that in classical physics, symmetry under tranlsation implies conservation of linear momentum, and that symmetry under rotation implies conservation of angular momentum. Could you guys give me a brief explanation, or if the explanation is not brief Point me towards a good website. Thanks
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  3. Apr 5, 2006 #2


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    The magic phrase for a Google search on this subject is "Noether's Theorem". :smile:
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