At the Sound of the Beep
Feb 28, 2020 - 06:08 AM
This paper describes a brief history of symmetry and symmetry breaking in physics, describes the concepts of symmetry and symmetry breaking both spontaneous and explicit, and explores spontaneous symmetry breaking in quantum field theory, giving examples accompanied by Feynman Diagrams and simplified Lagrangian equations Finally, some examples of spontaneous symmetry breThis paper describes a brief history of symmetry and symmetry breaking in physics, describes the concepts of symmetry and symmetry breaking both spontaneous and explicit, and explores spontaneous symmetry breaking in quantum field theory, giving examples accompanied by Feynman Diagrams and simplified Lagrangian equations Finally, some examples of spontaneous symmetry breaking are given for classical systems.
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Evan Hughes
I wrote this!It is a thesis on a rather difficult topic in physics, attempting to describe Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking ina a manner a non-physicist can comprehend. There are some mathematics contained herein, but they are broken down and explained step-by-step. The book also contains a history of symmetry and symmetry breaking, a brief discussion of quantum decoherence, and possible simple real-world experiments to demonstrate spontaneous symmetry breaking.