Strong shock waves in infinitely electrically conducting relativistic fluids
Abstract
The investigation has the objective to obtain an explicit form concerning the interdependence relations for the physical quantities on the two sides of a strong shock wave. The fundamental equations of relativistic mechanics of infinitely electrically conducting, inviscid, compressible fluids are examined. A 4dimensional vector, called the relativistic magnetic vector, is used in place of the second rank tensors of electromagnetic theory. This approach makes it possible to formulate the fundamental equations in a much more convenient form. Attention is given to the basic shock relations, contact discontinuities, and perpendicular shock waves.
 Publication:

Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
 Pub Date:
 December 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976JMAA...56..718S
 Keywords:

 Conducting Fluids;
 Magnetohydrodynamics;
 Relativistic Plasmas;
 Shock Wave Propagation;
 Compressible Fluids;
 Inviscid Flow;
 Normal Shock Waves;
 Shock Discontinuity;
 Tensors;
 Wave Equations;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer