doi: 10.1685/2010CAIM566

Thermodynamical equilibrium and space-time geometry - a survey

Horst-Heino Borzeszkowski, Thoralf Chrobok, Wolfgang Muschik

Abstract


Based on the balance equations for energy-momentum, spin, particle and entropy density, an approach is considered which represents a framework for special- and general-relativistic continuum thermodynamics. A general entropy 4-vector, containing particle, energy momentum, and spin density contributions, is introduced. In a second part, we confine this framework to General Relativity Theory and show exemplarily that the incorporation of gravitational field equations has strong consequences for relativistic continuum thermodynamics.


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Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics
ISSN: 2038-0909