Covariant thermodynamics of an object with finite volume
Abstract
A covariant way to define the relativistic entropy of a finite object has been proposed. The energy momentum in a finite volume is not a covariant physical entity because of the relativity of simultaneity. A way to correctly handle this situation is introduced and applied to the calculation of entropy. The result together with van Kampen Israel theory gives simple and selfconsistent relativistic thermodynamics.
 Publication:

Physics Letters A
 Pub Date:
 March 2006
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.physleta.2005.11.070
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/0505004
 Bibcode:
 2006PhLA..352..175N
 Keywords:

 03.30.+p;
 05.90.+m;
 Special relativity;
 Other topics in statistical physics thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamical systems;
 Classical Physics;
 General Physics
 EPrint:
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