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Duality in Science


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1 National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012, India
2 Barefoot Philosophers, #427, 5th Cross, JP Nagar 3rd Phase, Bengaluru 560 078,, India
 

Scientific concepts are unique in the way they accrue multiple meanings. This feature will be illustrated through the powerful concept of duality in science. We discuss the multiple meanings of this concept in different domains of science and analyse the duality relations found in them. The relationship between duality and symmetry, as well as with the notion of completeness, is explored to understand the many uses of the concept of duality.

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Completeness, Duality, Science, Symmetry.
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Authors

Varun S. Bhatta
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012, India
Sundar Sarukkai
Barefoot Philosophers, #427, 5th Cross, JP Nagar 3rd Phase, Bengaluru 560 078,, India

Abstract


Scientific concepts are unique in the way they accrue multiple meanings. This feature will be illustrated through the powerful concept of duality in science. We discuss the multiple meanings of this concept in different domains of science and analyse the duality relations found in them. The relationship between duality and symmetry, as well as with the notion of completeness, is explored to understand the many uses of the concept of duality.

Keywords


Completeness, Duality, Science, Symmetry.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv118%2Fi5%2F705-713