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Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Physics XV: Symmetry Arguments

Symmetry is part of the foundation¬†of contemporary physics, but it is seldom emphasized in introductory physics in proportion to its significance. There may be some value in discussing how symmetry applies to otherwise traditional introductory problems rather than just replicating numerical examples from a textbook (even a good textbook). These questions illustrate symmetry in electromagnetic …