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Do Symmetric problems have Symmetric solutions?

There is a general notion of Symmetry in mathematics, that of an object being constant under some transformation. If we think of our object as being a "mathematical problem" we can see certain ...
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Asymmetry in the error correction in coding theory

Does it make sense to have an error correction code which acts differently on different states (for example if we run something which runs on the binary string from $0^n \rightarrow 1^n$ involving all ...
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Breaking symmetries

Back when I was studying electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations, our teacher told us a quote. I can't recall it exactly, but the meaning was roughly the following: Symmetry in a problem is ...