One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unaltered in magnitude but changed in sign by exchange of two variables or by a particular symmetry operation.
- ‘This should moreover be (for reasons discussed earlier) an asymmetrical relation - or, more accurately, an antisymmetric relation.’
- ‘The antisymmetric tensor field carries a force that is difficult to describe in this short space.’
- ‘That is to say, the wavefunction is antisymmetric under exchange of two particles.’
- ‘For instance, the force between two quarks is attractive when both the colours and the spins of each quark are different, or (more precisely) antisymmetric.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.