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What's the difference between "balance laws" and "conservation laws" ? Can someone give me some examples? Thanks! :-)

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Balance laws refer to quantities that balance each other, like forces.

Conservation laws refer to quantities that are conserved in a closed system, like energy and momentum.

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Thank you very much! – Darry Jun 24 '12 at 0:45
@Darry If this answers your question, you should accept it (and answers to all your other questions too) – Max Nov 2 '12 at 14:13

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