Noether's theorem

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Noe·ther's theorem

 (nŭ′tərs, nœ′-)
n.
The theorem stating that any differentiable symmetry is associated with a conservation law. For example, rotational symmetry implies the conservation of angular momentum.

[After Amalie Noether.]
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