Single Idea 21211

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 2. Thermodynamics / c. Conservation of energy]

Full Idea

If some reaction is not observed when there is apparently nothing to prevent it occurring, it is an indication that a conservation law is in operation.

Gist of Idea

If an expected reaction does not occur, that implies a conservation law


Brian R. Martin (Particle Physics [2011], 07)

Book Reference

Martin, Brian R.: 'Particle Physics' [One World 2011], p.103